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Ed Koch, the former three-term mayor of New York City, visited Big Think yesterday afternoon and lived up to his reputation as the quintessential New Yorker. He spoke of his fondness for Chinatown and the Bohemian days in the West Village, when a beer was 10 cents. He also criticized President Obama for planning to send more troops to Afghanistan, warning that Obama will be a one-term president if he doesn't pull the troops out.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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