The best things I've read this week

Just some content that has changed my perspective lately
  1. The Rise of Innovation Districts
    Great white paper by the Brookings institute on co-locating universities, companies, startups, capital sources, parks, housing, cultural amenities and programs in a diversely dense area of a city:
  2. Democracies end when they are too democratic
    How Plato predicted the rise of a political figure like Donald Trump: