Top Stories This Week (September 11-15, 2017)

Here's what was most popular on our site this week:

After HurricanE Harvey, Don't Empower the Engineers. Please.

by Charles Marohn | September 8, 2017

It is very seductive to look at Houston's flooding as a simple engineering and planning problem.

What can I do to make you love me?

by Charles Marohn | September 11, 2017

Our cities are so financially fragile and desperate for growth that they will do anything to land America's most eligible corporate bachelor.

Is the urban revival over?

by Arian Horbovetz | September 11, 2017

We cannot continue to expect the next wave of young, unmarried, temporary residents and suburban populations looking for a “fun night out” to fuel our cities' futures.

The Art of Being a Red State Liberal

by Sarah Kobos | September 13, 2017

It’s easy to caricature people you don’t know or understand, and it can be satisfying in a superficial way. It’s much more difficult to accept that people are multidimensional, and what you know of one dimension may not represent the entire human being.

Cash prizes for bad corporate citizenship, Amazon edition

by Joe Cortright | September 13, 2017

When we strongly incentivize anti-social behavior by big corporations, we get more of it.

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