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London tops Forbes list of the world's most influential cities in 2014

London is the most influential city in the world, according to analysts at Forbes, despite Britain being a “second-rate” global power.

New York came a close second, followed by Paris and Singapore as the annual list signalled a shift of power to “savvy” cities, rather than the largest or fastest growing. 497 more words

World

The California Civil War: Greens vs. Blue Collar Workers

In 2012, Democrats won a two-thirds super-majority in both chambers of the California legislature for the first time since 1883. Two years later, the… 646 more words

Current Affairs

Book Review: The City: A Global History by Joel Kotkin

There is an increasing draw to cities. I am not sure if this trend will continue, in fact I have my doubts that it will, regardless of that the truth remains that societies in general and Christians in particular need to give attention to the cities of the world. 832 more words

Thoughts

Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1%

Thanks to their cozy relationship with the Obama administration, a new class of super-wealthy oligarchs keeps getting more powerful while the country’s middle class shrinks. 781 more words
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