"Will Las Vegas Take a Stand in This Revolution?" Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 25, 2013
Posted: June 26, 2013"Will Las Vegas Take a Stand in This Revolution?" Las Vegas Review Journal, June 25, 2013 http://m.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/steve-sebelius/will-las-vegas-t... “Cities and metropolitan areas are the engines of economic prosperity and social transformation in the United States,” Katz declares flatly in his book. “There is, in essence, no American (or Chinese or German or Brazilian) economy; rather, a national economy is a patchwork of metropolitan economies.” And Katz — a vice president of the Brookings Institution, which opened its only non-Washington, D.C., outpost here in conjunction with UNLV — says these new “metros” need to push for as much freedom from federal and even state control as they can.