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A Golden State Realignment?

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Elon Musk has just announced that he will move the headquarters of both SpaceX and X from California to Texas, citing Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of a new law banning parental notification by school districts of children’s gender identification changes.  read more »

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How to Remain the Innovation Nation

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The United States’ preeminence in science and technology has long played an underappreciated but vital role in ensuring U.S. economic and geopolitical leadership.  read more »

Americans Accelerate Move Away from Density

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For more than 75 years America has been dispersing away from dense urban cores, with nearly all population growth in neighborhoods with a suburban form  read more »

What If Chicago Had Been Awarded the 2016 Olympics? Part 2

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When I asked the “what if” question about Chicago being awarded the 2016 Olympics, it was just prior to the event itself. I noted some possible outcomes of a Chicago Olympics, but eight years beyond that today offers even greater perspective.  read more »

African Deep Tech Centres

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While much of the news reporting from Africa relates to conflict and corruption, there is also significant potential for economic and technological progress in the region. Demography is a main driver of human progress, and the Africa population is growing  read more »

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Truths From a 'Settler Colony' That Needs to Embrace a United Future

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Like Americans, Australians, New Zealanders and the British, Canadians are being schooled to believe that their country is essentially a “settler” colony, whose very existence largely echoes the racist European past.  read more »

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Is Bicycling Improving?

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One of my many beefs with government planning advocates is that they tend to judge success by measuring inputs rather than outputs.  read more »

What If Chicago Had Been Awarded the 2016 Olympics? Part I

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Five years ago, just prior to the announcement by the IOC of who would host the 2016 Olympics, Chicago's bid was assumed to be in a commanding lead.  read more »

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