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It’s not all fun and games at the 2018 Winter Olympics

by // February 20, 2018

While the Olympics are often a welcome worldwide distraction from the events of the day, concerns about geopolitical affairs are impacting how we view the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Many view the games as too nationalist and too corporate and are concerned about safety at the games, according to a new Ipsos Global… continue »

Question: If someone moves into my city and moves up the socio-economic ladder, does local government play a role in that success?

by // November 5, 2017

“Cities aren’t full of poor people because cities make people poor, but because cities attract poor people with the prospect of improving their lot in life.” Edward Glaeser, “Triumph of the City.” Paul Soglin, mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, referenced this quote in conversation with GenPop — he even cited the page number in the Harvard economist’s seminal… continue »