Richard Florida

Richard Florida is Co-founder and Editor at Large of CityLab.com and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. He is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and Global Research Professor at NYU. More

Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative ClassWho's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He's also the founder of the Creative Class Group, and a list of his current clients can be found here
  • Cliff Dive

    Investment in single family homes has done some serious cliff diving.

  • Starbucks and the Economic Crisis

    The Seattle Times Jon Talton suggests the coffee-maker's ongoing financial problems may be an "artifact" of deeper economic troubles: "What if…

  • Bubble Trouble

    Rebecca Wilder calculates housing bubbles - measured in terms of the price-to-rent ratio - for the UK, Ireland, Spain, and Germany as well as the U.S. (pointer via MarkThoma). America's bubble looks downright mild compared to Ireland, the UK, and Spain.

  • The Death and Life of Great Financial Centers

    New York and London are consolidating and strengthening their positions atop the global financial system, according to the FT's John Pender. The…

  • Investor's Poker

    Felix Salmon points to Michael Lewis' review of the new Warren Buffet biography by Alice Schroeder.

  • Female Happiness Paradox

    Economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers identify one (pointer via Mark Thoma)...

  • Happy Work

    TIME does the future of work. Clergy and butlers are among the happiest workers; musicians and dentists are fairly happy; roofers and gas station…

  • GOP Losing Everyone

    A new Gallup poll finds that:The decline in Republican Party affiliation among Americans in recent years is well documented, but a Gallup analysis…

  • Benefits of Marriage Equality

    Same-sex couples have been getting married for five years now in Massachusetts. Gary Gates of UCLA's Williams Institute has done the number-crunching…

  • Why Class Still Matters

    Class is a word that elicits strong, and sometimes strange, reactions from many Americans. Once a powerful construct understanding economies and…

  • Winningest Sports Towns

    Indianapolis takes first place and Boston second (so much for the curse of the Bambino). New York is 12th, D.C. 35th, L.A. 14th, Chicago 23rd. The…

  • Banking - Shadow and Real

    Tyler Cowen points to a new NBER study that concludes that the shadow banking system is misnamed: it's part of the real banking system and at the heart of the financial crisis:

  • Where College Grads Are Heading

    This spring's 2.3 million newly minted college grads are understandably worried about their economic future. Unemployment among their peers is on…

  • Stadium Schmadium

    Is the new Yankee Stadium a "flop?" The Yankees - I must confess I am a Newark-born life-long fan - are losing and tickets aren't selling. The Wall…

  • Subprime Suburbs

    Foreclosures are surging in the Chicago suburbs, according to this report in Chicago Business (h/t: Alison Kemper). Foreclosures jumped between 25…

  • Car-less

    Calling all urbanists and sustainable environmentalists. The car-less German suburb story is the most e-mailed at the New York Times.

  • Economic Crisis and Global Mobility

    Anti-immigration sentiment has been rising in the U.S. and Europe as the economic slump deepens. But how has the relationship between mobility and…

  • The Suburban Bulldozer

    Amazing video of brand new suburban homes being razed by bulldozer. Apparently, Guaranty Bank of Austin took over the homes in foreclosure - four…

  • Economic Metabolism

    Source: New York Times. Countries where people eat faster have higher rates of economic growth. Floyd Norris discusses the findings of recent OECD…

  • Uneven Unemployment

    The U.S. lost 563,000 jobs in April, down 100,000 or so from the 663,000 jobs lost in March. But the unemployment rate continued to rise, increasing…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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