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America’s Urban Distress: How Much of the Problem Can We Blame on Liberal Politics?

Much of the distress in America‚Äôs cities is linked to regional developments, as shown by the unemployment data in this post. Population loss is a particular factor for the Northeast and Midwest (discussed here), while public pension shortfalls may be … Continue reading

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America’s Urban Distress: Why the Public Pension Problem Is Worse than You Think

In January, the Pew Charitable Trusts published a study showing that 61 U.S. cities have an aggregate pension funding gap of $99 billion and an additional shortfall of $118 billion for retiree health benefits. These figures were widely cited by … Continue reading

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