Screwing Over Urban America


“Cities and metropolitan areas are the engines of our economy,” says Robert Puentes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metro Program. “The top 100 metropolitan areas alone claim only 12 percent of our land mass but harbor more than 65 percent of our population, 74 percent of our most educated citizens, 77 percent of our knowledge economy jobs, and 84 percent of our most recent immigrants. They also generate 75 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.”

[Source: Screwing Over Urban America]

The primary objective of the article discussing GOP’s non-preference for cities aside, the excerpt highlights the diminished role of urban centers in electoral politics. I would favor electoral policies that represent areas where most people are because isn’t that what democracy is all about?