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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: September, 2017
Year of Publication: 2017
Publication City: Washington, DC
Author(s): JB Wogan
Public officials and reporters alike adopt the myth that bigger is better. That’s not always the case.
As urban centers across the US are experiencing rapid shifts, J.B. Wogan takes a critical look at the tendency to interpret population trends as an indication of a city’s prosperity.
The ‘decline’ in newspaper headlines may refer to the population, but it’s often shorthand for a host of complex problems, an easy-to-understand indicator that things are getting worse.
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