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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    But the jobs are in the cities..
    It is ironic that almost all the job creation that has taken place in the United States since Trump was elected has taken place in the mostly urban counties that voted for Hillary Clinton.

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    It is ironic that almost all the job creation that has taken place in the United States since Trump was elected has taken place in the mostly urban counties that voted for Hillary Clinton.
    Is that a bad thing?

    Strategically, that's a strong move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Is that a bad thing?

    Strategically, that's a strong move.
    Well, it is not a deliberate policy or anything of the sort....so there is no 'strategy' behind it. It is just that cities are where MOST of the jobs of the future will be created. There was an article in the British magazine New Scientist maybe a year-and-a-half ago that predicted that automation would lead to a world where humans would concentrate in mega-cities, because that is where the jobs most resistant to automation will be concentrated.....and I suspect that's true. Some twenty years from now, I'm betting the rural areas will have totally automated farms, with almost ZERO human workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    Well, it is not a deliberate policy or anything of the sort....so there is no 'strategy' behind it. It is just that cities are where MOST of the jobs of the future will be created. There was an article in the British magazine New Scientist maybe a year-and-a-half ago that predicted that automation would lead to a world where humans would concentrate in mega-cities, because that is where the jobs most resistant to automation will be concentrated.....and I suspect that's true. Some twenty years from now, I'm betting the rural areas will have totally automated farms, with almost ZERO human workers.
    Ok, strategy or accident, having political opponents benefitting from policy decisions that are already popular among the rest... Seems a good way to convert people to your team.

    Especially if they are in areas where they have watched democrat policies slowly degrade their lives over decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The rent in the city is higher than the rent in the rural areas.
    Here the best ISDs are in wealthy suburbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    But the jobs are in the cities..
    Yes, it takes some math and good decision making skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    The rent in the city is higher than the rent in the rural areas.
    Depends on the hood, SD. Poor areas of the city have the lowest rents going.

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    Yes, it takes some math and good decision making skills.
    Don't forget the huge physiological advantage of being born white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Don't forget the huge physiological advantage of being born white.
    Oh back to racism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Depends on the hood, SD. Poor areas of the city have the lowest rents going.
    That is true. In downtown Cleveland, there has been a lot of housing development, especially the popular areas. There are lofts that are sold for half a million, which is a lot around here. Drive about 5 miles East and you see the most decayed part of the city...and low rents, empty businesses and a whole lot of crime.

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