The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

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Detroit Adapting to New Realities of Metro Revolution

June 17, 2014, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley

Our book the Metropolitan Revolution, published a year ago today, describes a new normal for governance and economic growth in the United States. The United States Congress, mired in partisan discord, has ceased to perform even basic functions of governance let alone address major national challenges around immigration, competitiveness, climate change and growing inequality. The aging of our population is structurally changing what the federal government even does, with a growing share of spending dedicated to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security squeezing out everything else.

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