Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Glaeser Interview on Improving Cities

The always-good Economix blog has an interview with Ed Glaeser on the nature of differences between cities and how to improve living standards and innovation in cities. Glaeser's book is on my reading list for whenever I can get my hands on it, which will be soon. Below is a decontextualised teaser from the interview but hopefully enough to motivate you to read on.
I believe that the best local economic development strategy, at whatever time frame, is to work on attracting smart, entrepreneurial people and then, more or less, get out of their way.

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