The crash of 2008 continues to reverberate loudly nationwide—destroying jobs, bankrupting businesses, and displacing homeowners. But already, it has damaged some places much more severely than others. On the other side of the crisis, America’s economic landscape will look very different than it does today. What fate will the coming years hold for New York, Charlotte, Detroit, Las Vegas? Will the suburbs be ineffably changed? Which cities and regions can come back strong? And which will never come back at all?
That’s from my article, “How the Crisis Will Reshape America” from the just-released March issue of The Atlantic. It’s my first full-length feature for the magazine and I’m delighted that it made the cover. There are actually several different covers including one for New York, Chicago, and my new hometown of Toronto, among others.
There’s also an interview with me online here under the title, “The Great Reset,” which is the working title of the book I’m developing.