Research Roundup: Joblessness & Democracy, U.S. as Norway, Phoenix Highways, and City as Banks

  • Joblessness can hinder development of democracy — and even its existence (Source)
  • Per capita net public social expenditures in the U.S. puts it behind only Sweden when compared to Nordic countries (Source)
  • Bubble-era Phoenix additions to highway stock were worth 73 to 273 million dollars per mile in incremental housing value (Source)
  • Cities are really just incubators for banks, or vice-versa (Source)