How to put young people to work?

Minnesota Public Radio put the question to Harvard's David Gergen and Duke's William Darity this morning. Good dialogue:

Informative live chat discussion logged here.

What Detroit can learn from Brooklyn

Kay Hymowitz writes that in the 1990s "Brooklyn came awfully close to becoming an East Coast Detroit. But it didn't for three major reasons."

  1. Policing reform to dramatically reduce crime
  2. Rezoning fallow industrial neighborhoods to allow mixed use redevelopment
  3. The influx of a new generation of college-educated people who prefer urban living