Major urban areas generate more money and inventions. Rural areas are objectively better at producing people with a greater chance of future success. That’s what the “move-them-to-the-cities” argument fails to consider.Read More...
The chances of winding up in prison are much greater for young men who grew up in states like Virginia and Delaware than they are for young men from Maine or Rhode Island.
Incarceration rates of poor children vary widely, especially by race. But young people who grew up in rural areas are less likely to be incarcerated later in life than children who grew up in more urban settings.
High voter turnout – the biggest in a century for a midterm election – disproportionately favored Democrats in 11 competitive Senate races. Republicans stayed home, like voters usually do when there isn’t a presidential contest. Democrats,…
Democrats are losing rural votes not because of what they propose but because rural voters identify more with the Republican Party. "Democratic" ballot initiatives do well in rural, but Democratic candidates don't.
We think of LBJ as a rural president, but the Great Society was tailor made for big cities. * The Blue Dogs bark * Iowa journalist paints a different picture of the Heartland.
The urban core of the nation’s largest cities gained 1.7% more jobs in the last year, while the most remote rural counties gained only 0.3%. With one exception, the smaller the county, the smaller its percentage job growth was.
Call them what you will, creating investment opportunities in distressed areas has a long history. Their impact? Mixed. | Rural-urban divide overstated. | SNAP work requirements will hit urban and rural equally, report says.