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“I Want to Be a Mayor,” Says Tom Friedman


If you want to be optimistic about America today, “stand on your head,” says columnist Tom Friedman in The New York Times. Writing about our new book, The Metropolitan Revolution, Friedman notes that—as described in its pages—with Washington paralyzed, U.S. cities and metropolitan areas are emerging as the “great laboratories and engines of our economy,” making things look a whole lot better from the bottom up.

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Jennifer Bradley

Former Brookings Expert

Director, Center for Urban Innovation, The Aspen Institute

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