We’re probably too late, but before the pundits start talking about the urban-rural divide in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, look at the numbers. The most dramatic divide was between voters in urban and suburban parts of Milwaukee, not between urban and rural voters.Read More...
By Bill Bishop
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.
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.
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.