Economic segregation in Austin

The Austin-American Statesman story we discussed in class was misleading. Read the original report on which it is based, and you can see that much of the segregation being discussed is a function of population size, density, and proportion of population with advanced education or wealth. Austin has a lot of those things, generally, so it scores high, generally. Beyond some point, too much inequality is bad for democracy and market systems, but the Statesman story is (typically) sensational and a bit confused.