Friday, May 02, 2014

In Cleveland, Income Growth Without Population Growth

Dying cities doing better economically than growing cities at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Ironic demographics.

Subject Article: “Unexpected brain gain boosts Cleveland toward new economy, study finds.”

Other Links: 1. “Globalizing Cleveland: A Path Forward.”

Postscript: Rural towns are not dying”:

“The worse possible way to gauge success in a community is by looking at the population sign coming into town,” Linscheid said. “It’s the poorest measure of what is really going on and all of the changes happening.”

Measures and metrics have a history. Each one was born of a certain time and place, a specific political-economy. The population numbers is not so much a fact as an artifact of an economic epoch.

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