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Urban Questions (and Responses) for Krugman

Over a month ago, Paul Krugman used his space at The New York Times to ask "what, in the modern economy, are small cities...

Thoughts on Localism and Resilience

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the "Resilience Group," an informal gathering of environmentalists, activists, and interested others that meet regularly at...

Soil and Sacrament in Certain Kinds of Cities

This past weekend here in Wichita, I participated in the Eighth Day Institute's symposium, Soil and Sacrament: The World as Gift; Rod Dreher has...

Why Cities Ought to, Sometimes, Challenge Their States

On next Tuesday’s ballot here in Wichita, KS, voters will be able to, whether they realize it or not, directly contribute to an ongoing...

Conservatism, Localism, and the Mittelpolitan Problem

This morning, I completed a series of lectures and discussions with a local civic group here in Wichita. The topic for this morning...