Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Urban fantasies -- and facts

It is almost conventional wisdom these days that "people are moving back to the cities." Well, not exactly. Wendell Cox has assembled the 2000-2005 population growth data for the largest U.S. metros and most growth is overwhelmingly in the suburbs. And why not?

Garlic may do more to stop vampires in their tracks than the demographic facts do to stop the many commentators and journalists who are so easily confused by their own urban fantasies.