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Marilyn Katz :
Don’t dunk that cookie!

As Nabisco ships 600 jobs out of Chicago to Mexico, maybe it’s time to give up Oreos. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | August 11, 2015 CHICAGO — I may have to give up one of my longest-standing … finish reading Marilyn Katz :
Don’t dunk that cookie!

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Marilyn Katz : Detroit and the Myth of Black Misleadership

Pedestrian walks past graffiti in downtown Detroit. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images. Image from Minnesota Public Radio. Detroit’s downfall:Beyond the myth of black misleadership How federal policy and Big Auto drove black blight and white flight. By Marilyn … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Detroit and the Myth of Black Misleadership

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Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

Sewers under construction, north bank of the Thames looking west. Image from End of More. The end of more:Can we ‘downsize’ and survive? We continue to delude ourselves that ‘downsizing’ will somehow allow us to carry on with our current … finish reading Norman Pagett and Josephine Smit : Can We ‘Downsize’ and Survive?

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

Living for the city:David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities‘ This is a radical book. Its discussion ranges from the workings of the monopoly rent system and the nature of neoliberal capitalism to a call to take back the city. By Ron Jacobs … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

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Corey Hill : A Cultural Revolution in Struggling Detroit?

D-Town Farm in Detroit. Image from Hello Ms.Detroit.Reimagining Detroit:Urban gardens and green economymark seismic cultural shift By Corey Hill / AlterNet / March 22, 2011 DETROIT — On February 16, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a sweeping emergency … finish reading Corey Hill : A Cultural Revolution in Struggling Detroit?

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Joe Nick Patoski : Austin’s Historic SoCo Is Just Plain Different

The historically ‘untramodern’ Austin Motel on South Congress. Image from Hoketronics.‘It’s Just Different Here’:The bustling life of Austin’s SoCo By Joe Nick Patoski / The Rag Blog / March 16, 2011 Noted Texas journalist, author, and rock historian Joe Nick … finish reading Joe Nick Patoski : Austin’s Historic SoCo Is Just Plain Different

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Austin Economy : We’re Number 2! Maybe.

Is this picture too rosy?Austin economy called second strongest By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2009 Here’s the proud headline from the October 23, 2009, Austin Business Journal: BusinessWeek: Austin 2nd strongest economy in the nation … finish reading Austin Economy : We’re Number 2! Maybe.

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Manhattan and a Mouse: Variations on a Single Structural Theme

Math and the CityBy Steven Strogatz / May 20, 2009 One of the pleasures of looking at the world through mathematical eyes is that you can see certain patterns that would otherwise be hidden. This article is about one such … finish reading Manhattan and a Mouse: Variations on a Single Structural Theme

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CITIES : Trading Places

The Angel of Gentrification.The demographic inversion of the American cityby Alan Ehrenhalt Thirty years ago, the mayor of Chicago was unseated by a snowstorm. A blizzard in January of 1979 dumped some 20 inches on the ground, causing, among other … finish reading CITIES : Trading Places

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US Mayors Step Into Iran Fray

Mayor Bob Kiss of Burlington, Vermont sponsored Iran resolution at U.S Conference of Mayors.Calling for Diplomacy, Not Warby Medea Benjamin / June 26, 2008 Tensions around Iran have been heating up with President Bush’s recent trip to Europe urging stronger … finish reading US Mayors Step Into Iran Fray

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Urban Crisis : Gentrification Endangered

Incoming aristocrats are easily spotted by their distinctive dress and taste for chamber music. Report: Nation’s Gentrified Neighborhoods Threatened By Aristocratization Washington —According to a report released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank, the recent influx of … finish reading Urban Crisis : Gentrification Endangered

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