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Matthew Yglesias

The past and future of the city

13 mins | Feb 4, 2022
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From Uruk to Tokyo and beyond. For almost of all history, the biggest city in the world is the capital of a major empire and then suddenly — Tokyo. What caused this change? In this instalment of Slow Boring explores the historical trend of cities to understand this development. Here, Matthew Yglesias reveals why recent changes in demographics brought on by the pandemic have made the future of the American city difficult to predict.
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