Sunday, April 8, 2012

Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

"Why do smart people enact so many foolish urban policies?"

"Today, the five zip codes that occupy the mile of Manhattan between Forty-first and Fifty-ninth Streets employ six hundred thousand workers (more than New Hampshire or Maine), who earn on average more than $100,000 each, giving that tiny piece of real estate a larger payroll than Oregon or Nevada."
— Edward Glaeser, The Triumph of the City, How our Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Healthier and Happier.

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