A New Economic Map For America

This is quite interesting — replacing states with economic activity zones: America is already headed toward a metropolis-first arrangement. The states aren’t about to go away, but economically and socially, the country is drifting toward looser metropolitan and regional formations, anchored by the great cities and urban archipelagos that already lead global economic circuits. The…

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10 Monday AM Reads

My Floridian morning train beach reads: • Can We Be Brutally Honest About Investment Returns? (MoneyBeat) • How Warren Buffett’s billionaire deputy became an “expert-generalist” (Quartz) • Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future: The technology inside Amazon’s includes no checkout lines. (New York Times) • Complexity Bias: Why We Prefer Complicated to Simple (Farnam Street) • The Spartans Were Morons (Task and Purpose) Be…

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