|Richard Florida (left) and Joel Kotkin at a recent joint appearance.|
When Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida can pen an article together. It's time to notice.
Today, The Daily Beast ran the column "To Reunite America, Liberate Cities to Govern Themselves."
It's a must-read.
The message is summed up in the piece:
The issue isn't just the dysfunction of our national government, but how we can best and most efficiently address our economic needs and challenges. The United States is a geographically varied place. No top-down, one-size-fits-all set of politics can address the very different conditions that prevail among communities.They cite the need for pragmatic local policy making as the key to getting America reunited.