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Econ Focus

Fall 2004

Cover Story: Why Cities Grow
Economist Richard Florida argues that cities must attract young, talented workers — what he dubs the "creative class" — if they want to prosper.

Winter 2004

Cover Story: Global Gain, Local Pain
The globalization of manufacturing has produced cheaper goods for everyone, but the trend has cost hundreds of thousands of jobs in the Fifth District.

Summer 2004

Cover Story: Working for Health Care
Employer-sponsored health insurance is commonplace, but it's one of many factors distorting the market for medical services.

Spring 2004

Cover Story: Working for Health Care
Employer-sponsored health insurance is commonplace, but it's one of many factors distorting the market for medical services.

Winter 2004

The origins of black business districts in Durham, Richmond, and Washington, D.C.

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