Cleveland is dying just like Pittsburgh was back in 2004 at Pacific Standard magazine.
Theme: Economic convergence.
Subject Article: "Did Burke Lakefront Airport Miscalculations Add to Hopkins Hub Troubles in Cleveland?"
Other Links: 1. "The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh: How the Steel City avoided Detroit’s fate."
2. "United Airlines ending of non-stop to Oklahoma City could crimp Ohio shale gas development."
3. "Chesapeake CEO Makes Surprise Stop in Region."
4. "Chesapeake forging ahead despite job cuts: Recent job cuts and reports of corporate restructuring at Chesapeake Energy have hit local operations."
5. "United Airlines exit is a major setback that reflects this region's failure to fix the fundamentals."
6. "Terminal Sickness: How a thirty-year-old policy of deregulation is slowly killing America’s airline system—and taking down Cincinnati, Memphis, and St. Louis with it."
7. "A Tale of Two Rust-Belt Cities."
8. "Dismantling Pittsburgh: Death of an airline hub."
9. "Who the hell does this Sienna Miller skank think she is? Question submitted by: Pittsburghers everywhere"
10. "A Neighborhood's Comeback: Part of Pittsburgh Finally Recovers From 1950s Planners; Google Sets Up Office."
Postscript: What's driving the economic turnaround in Pittsburgh? One theory is that the Innovation Economy is converging. The group of metro winners is growing. Silicon Valley's dominance is eroding. Another possible theory is the divergence of the Legacy Economy. A new set of winners are forming with the rise of the next economic epoch in the wake of the Innovation Economy's decline. I think the Innovation Economy is converging in Cleveland. Meanwhile, the Legacy Economy is converging in Pittsburgh. Thus, the disparity between brain hubs.