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When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South

From Richard Hornbeck and Suresh Naidu: In the American South, post-bellum economic development may have been restricted in part by white landowners’ access to low-wage black labor. This paper examines the impact of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 on black … Continue reading

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Value of Infrastructure: Silicon Prairie Edition

I recently visited the headquarters of Google Fiber, which is a large infrastructure investment google has been rolling out in Kansas City that provides 100x faster internet. The tour guide claimed that home values in the green zone have increased … Continue reading

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