Earlier in this decade, cities—the bigger and denser the better—appeared as the planet’s geographic stars. According to the 2013 book If Mayors Ruled the World, everyone would be better off if state rule were replaced by rule from the most evolved urban areas.
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For generations, Australia has enjoyed among the highest living standards in the world. The “Australian dream”, embodied largely by owning a single-family home with a small backyard, included well over 70 per cent of households.
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Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky explore how California’s leaders can improve things for the next generation in California Becoming More Feudal, With Ultra-Rich Lording Over Declining Middle Class, a research brief from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy. Read the related article here