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China Plans Megacity of 42M People

Would be 53 times larger than New York City

(Newser) - While the West struggles with its biggest economic downturn in 70 years, China continues to surge: Now comes plans to spend $303 billion to create a 42-million-person megacity in the southeast, reports the Telegraph . The new megacity would merge nine cities around the Pearl River Delta, including Guangzhou and Shenzhen,... More »

Real Estate Is What Divides America Into Red and Blue

it's land-use laws, not religion, stupid

(Newser) - Real estate—as much as religion or politics—is what really divides America into red and blue regions, argues Atlantic Monthly’s Virginia Postrel. Comparing the housing markets in Dallas and Los Angeles, she notes that it's no coincidence that there's cheap, plentiful housing in the former, and expensive, scarce... More »

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