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Michael Hendrix

Posts by Michael Hendrix

Michael Hendrix is the director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute, where he manages scholars, conducts research, and leads outreach. He previously served as senior director for research and emerging issues at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Michael has written on technology policy and urban ecosystems for various publications, including National Review, National Affairs, and The Federalist. He is a graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an MA (Hons) in international relations and holds a certificate in strategy and performance management from Georgetown University. He began his undergraduate education at the College of William & Mary as a James Monroe Scholar.

Why Is There a Lack of Opportunity in American Cities?

In 1831, a 25-year-old Frenchman stepped off a boat in Newport, Rhode Island. Over the ensuing nine months, he would visit nearly every major city along the Eastern Seaboard and inland America—from Cincinnati and Memphis to Boston and New York City. “Americans love...

How America’s Diversity Could Revolutionize Policymaking

America is an increasingly fragmented republic.  The ties that bind us culturally and economically have come unwound in the face of enormous change. To Yuval Levin, writing in the pages of The Wall Street Journal, this is a reality we can neither lament nor ignore:...

The Upside of Uncertainty

“In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace—and what...

When It Comes to Entrepreneurship, Culture Matters

“Culture is one of the most precious things a company has,” said Herb Kelleher, the founder of Southwest Airlines. So it is with countries and cities looking to foster entrepreneurship. A recent study of startup rates in the United States and Great Britain found that...

Let Them Eat Capitalism

Clive Crook, a columnist at BloombergView, recently challenged what he calls the “Aspen Consensus,” a set of unquestioned assumptions by the Intellectual Class that capitalism is a “morally tainted enterprise.”  Such a view, Crook finds, is held most fervently and...