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Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 5
Published on: April 12, 2013
The Rise of the Megacity

Large cities in poorly and misgoverned lands have problems dis- tinct from those in more affluent, better-institutionalized democracies. The denizens of the latter fail to appreciate what ails those of the former even as they produce “wasteful waste” of their own.

Douglas Rae is Richard Ely Professor at the Yale School of Management and author of City: Urbanism and Its End (Yale University Press, 2003). He is currently finishing a book titled Capitalism & Other Good Things.

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