Posts Tagged ‘rankings’
A team of researchers from the Santa Fe Institute are looking to change the way we measure the economic performance of cities. They suggest that gross and per-capita economic numbers fail to take the inherent advantages that larger populations create. Most data, therefore, simply confirms that large cities outperform small ones. A better measure would be to establish the ‘normal’ performance of a city of any given population size, and then compare the real performance of actual cities against this norm. We can then see whether cities are actually over or under-performing their size. They ranked 363 cities in their study, read the whole article to see how Houston did!
So says Business Week. While we fall behind most of the West Coast, and one surprise (Boise, Idaho?), we’re ahead of New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Austin. Nice! You can check out the complete article here. Thanks to Lauren Nygard for the tip!
Today on Discovery News I found this article: Ozone Linked to Deadly Lung Disease. The article was pretty interesting, explaining that long-term exposure to high ozone levels dramatically increases the risk for lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. On days when ozone levels are high, breathing can be difficult and exercising outdoors is usually discouraged. [...]
Alright, where to begin with this one… John Edwards was in town today, going on about how things are so bad in Houston. I guess he hasn’t read any newspapers recently, but what with the terrible busyness that comes with not being his party’s candidate, we can cut him some slack for that. From Newsradio [...]