Tag: Urban

Writers Oliver Wiseman and Alex Perez join Theodore Kupfer to discuss the cultural geography of Miami, how the city became an economic magnet for disaffected urbanites during the pandemic, and whether Miami will pave the way for a politically competitive urban future or become a victim of its own success.

Find the transcript of this conversation and more at City Journal.

Manhattan Institute’s Michael Hendrix interviews Mayer Brown partner Andrew Pincus, the lead attorney in a lawsuit taking on New York State’s sweeping rent-regulation laws.

In 2019, New York strengthened its already-strict rent regulations, while state legislatures in Oregon and California approved caps on rent increases. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders have even proposed national rent-control policies. Pincus explains what’s wrong with rent control, from violating due process and property rights to shutting out newcomers attempting to find housing in cities.

Member Post


At least this candidate has a unique idea for a change although I suspect he wants a government takeover/solution. But, interesting that he has singled them out and maybe some need a little guidance and creative thinking nobody has mobilized. There are other philosophic (liberal) articles roasting Malls as relics of over-optimistic captalism, etc. I […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.

City Journal editor Brian Anderson and senior editor Steve Malanga discuss the GOP’s new generation of pragmatic, problem-solving mayors that have helped turn around some of America’s struggling cities.

City Journal is a magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for September 27, 2016! It’s the Trump Rocked It, But the Media Won’t Say It! edition, brought to you by SimpliSafe!

The morning after the Thrilla in Hampstead, nanophysicist Mike Stopa and radio talk host Todd Feinburg tell you who won the debate and how. Then we’ll share our prerecorded predictions (just to make ourselves look dumber than usual), followed by our shower thoughts and our Hidden Gem from the band XTC.

Losing the Cities


shutterstock_363188468I live in Chicago. It’s a very progressive town. Most of my friends and acquaintances are progressive. I work with a graying pony-tailed and bearded fellow who assertively wears his Bernie Sanders t-shirt at least once a week. I myself read The New Yorker, go to theater as much as possible, and even had a play recently produced by a local theater group. I am a devoted fan of WFMT which is simply the greatest classical music radio station in the world and a bastion of tasteful urban liberalism. When finances permit I go to orchestra concerts and even the opera.

I don’t own a car — I get around by bike or take public transportation. I get depressed whenever I have to journey to vast exurban wasteland that surrounds my city. In other words, though I live 700 miles to the west of Gotham, I live in accord with New York values, at least as far as lifestyle and culture is concerned.

Thus, I relished this article by Kevin D. Williamson, a stern bit of wisdom which has been alluded to by several Ricochet posters.