December 10, 2011

MetroTrends Week in Review

December 10, 2011

Last week, MetroTrends bloggers delivered facts – some surprising – about challenges facing metros today:

  • Bob Lerman questions the new “supplemental” poverty measure – first arguing that it oversimplifies a complex problem and, second, that it mistakenly allows the poverty threshold to rise with living standards.
  • Juan Pedroza debunks the myth that immigrants are leaving states that passed punitive immigration laws.
  • Margery Turner explores which metros are good places for the “99 percent” to call home.

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