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Old 10-13-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Originally Posted by Maabus1999 View Post
Some of these city boosters are fighting over so called "last place" like a dogs over scraps.

*eats more popcorn*

Continue please...
Last place is for is when there is no one behind you.These cities leave plenty of them in the dust.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Some of these city boosters are fighting over so called "last place" like a dogs over scraps.

*eats more popcorn*

Continue please...
What do you mean "last place"? I don't get it...are you talking about 5th place? Surely that's not what you mean...because it's certainly not last.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Honestly, I think a list of top 10 cities would have been better for this thread.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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1 - NYC economy & culture
2 - DC politics & economy & culture
3 - LA economy & culture (not a fan but LA plays an important role)
4 - Chicago economy
5 - (??) I think this is where most of the argument is

Last edited by Ebck120; 10-14-2009 at 09:17 AM..
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Honestly, I think a list of top 10 cities would have been better for this thread.
That may not be a bad idea...
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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That may not be a bad idea...
I think if we listed the top 10, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas would all be on that list along with Boston and Philly.

Seems the top 4 seem to be uniform give or take:

1) NYC
2) LA
3) DC
4) Chicago

The rest of the top 10 (in no order):

Houston
Atlanta
Dallas
Boston
Philly
San Francisco

In my opinion anyway.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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Originally Posted by LAnative10 View Post
I think if we listed the top 10, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas would all be on that list along with Boston and Philly.

Seems the top 4 seem to be uniform give or take:

1) NYC
2) LA
3) DC
4) Chicago

The rest of the top 10 (in no order):

Houston
Atlanta
Dallas
Boston
Philly
San Francisco

In my opinion anyway.
I agree, but there would still be bloodshed over where goes where, and lots of denigration and anti-state remarks between people. Have fun
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I agree, but there would still be bloodshed over where goes where, and lots of denigration and anti-state remarks between people. Have fun
You basically just described 80% of posts on every thread there has ever been in the City v City section.

Here's how I would rank them:

1. New York City
2. Los Angeles

Choose the order 3,4:

Chicago
Washington DC

5. San Francisco

Choose the order 6,7:

Boston
Houston

Choose 3 for 8,9 & 10 (I wouldn't include Miami):

Philadelphia
Atlanta
Dallas
Miami
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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The only cities that are really important are NYC and DC. If the rest of those cities on the list collaspe the U.S. would recover. Overall if any top 10 U.S. city collaspe it would be a huge hit to the U.S. economy. Look at the affect of Detroit and the auto industry. So really oustide of the nation capital and D.C. the rest give or take hold no more importance than the other cities beside population centers.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Denver
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The only cities that are really important are NYC and DC. If the rest of those cities on the list collaspe the U.S. would recover. Overall if any top 10 U.S. city collaspe it would be a huge hit to the U.S. economy. Look at the affect of Detroit and the auto industry. So really oustide of the nation capital and D.C. the rest give or take hold no more importance than the other cities beside population centers.
Detroit is a unique situation because it has been dying a slow death over a long period. It hasn't been an overnight collapse. Also, Detroit's power was basically limited to the auto-industry. Cities like Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco (among others) have very diversified economies.

Take Chicago for example. Do you honestly think we'd be ok if the world's largest derivatives market collapsed? Chicago is currently ranked as the world's #8 Global Financial Centre by the City of London Corporation. If it disappeared, I think we'd have more than a small problem on our hands. Also, take a look at Chicago-based companies...there are many very important MNCs there. Not to mention the Chicago GDP tops $500 billion.

Do I think the entire country would collapse if we lost one of our top cities (aside from NYC and DC)...probably not. However, we'd be in a great deal of trouble for a long time if one did. Our major cities aren't considered to be "major" just because a lot of people live there.
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