Our article, Cities from Scratch, is now available on the City Journal website. The piece suggests that the startup dynamic has played an important historical role in giving people access to better rules and new rights. It goes on to argue that new cities can do the same today, giving people in relatively poor areas more choices about where to live and work. Here's an excerpt:
The Autumn 2010 edition of City Journal celebrates the publication’s 20th anniversary and contains many interesting articles. They include Edward Glaeser on the history of entrepreneurship in New York, Mario Polèse on the benefits of urban agglomeration, and many more.