Theme: Ironic demography
Subject Article: "Chicago City Trends."
Other Links: 1. "Chicago Is Dying."
2. "Pittsburgh’s Hidden Economic Boom."
3. "How California Bested Texas."
4. "Globalization and Atlanta’s Gated Urban Core."
5. "Multiplier Effects: Connecting the Innovation and Opportunity Agendas."
6. "Globalization: Stiglitz’s Case."
Postscript: From "(Mis)leading Indicators. Why Our Economic Numbers Distort Reality":
Economists and analysts loosely refer to statistics measuring GDP, unemployment, inflation, and trade deficits as “leading indicators” and subscribe to the belief that these figures accurately reflect reality and provide unique insights into the health of an economy. Taken together, leading indicators create a data map that people use to navigate their lives. That map, however, is showing signs of age. Understanding where the map came from should help explain why it has become less reliable than ever before.
Our map of leading demographic indicators is showing signs of age. Population change and net migration tell yesterday's story, not today's or tomorrow's.