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Old 02-03-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Perhaps Mr. Bates is just baiting us!
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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These Once Great Cities Are Headed In A Downward Spiral With No Chance Of Recovery. There Is Little Question These Cities Have Suffered Economic Erosion During The Last Quarter Century.no Single Indicator Captures The Decline Of These Cities More Directly Then Population ,As Americans Vote With Their Feet Against These Areas ' Destructive Economic Policies And Social Policies. Over The Last 5 Years The Above Amentioned Cities Have Lost Approx. 7 To 8 Million Natives Who Have Migrated Outbound, This Continous Exodus Is Happening Now And Is Being Severly Under-reported By The Media. This Large Exodus Is Happening For Multiple Reasons, Please Share Your Ideas On Why.
It's probably not being "under reported" because many of those people leaving STILL technically work there. Millions of white collar workers are now working from their spare bedroom these days. Their work address is still in the major city, but they SIT at home. I'm one of them.
Then there are others who either cannot afford it, or it's simple "white flight". Everything goes in cycles. Back in the 50's there was a surge in this type of behavior as well. It will calm down, and people will move back.

Thats just human nature. People will get bored of the small town life, and move into the city. They'll get bored of the city life, and move to the country. That's what keeps the RE market moving too

-TT
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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why does Tom Bates Type in First Letter CAPITOLS?
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:24 PM
 
Location: At work
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I would like it would be harder to type in all caps. I am just used to doing it the right way.

Strange post....
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:32 AM
 
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Social infrastructure built for x amount of people when only y-number of people are around to pay taxes for it. People who leave big cities are ones that can, people with resources to relocate or the brains to have found opportunies elsewhere and the energy to pursue them. People with insight
and common sense are doing this at a rate that is faster then anytime in hx.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:18 AM
j33
 
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Are you insinuating that people who live in cities only do so because they don't have the brains or resources to leave them? That is absurd. A lot of people actually enjoy living in large cities, even when they could live elsewhere.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Yes, he is more than insinuating that city folk are plum dumb!

And, you and I know we are smarter!

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Are you insinuating that people who live in cities only do so because they don't have the brains or resources to leave them? That is absurd. A lot of people actually enjoy living in large cities, even when they could live elsewhere.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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These Once Great Cities Are Headed In A Downward Spiral With No Chance Of Recovery. There Is Little Question These Cities Have Suffered Economic Erosion During The Last Quarter Century.no Single Indicator Captures The Decline Of These Cities More Directly Then Population ,As Americans Vote With Their Feet Against These Areas ' Destructive Economic Policies And Social Policies. Over The Last 5 Years The Above Amentioned Cities Have Lost Approx. 7 To 8 Million Natives Who Have Migrated Outbound, This Continous Exodus Is Happening Now And Is Being Severly Under-reported By The Media. This Large Exodus Is Happening For Multiple Reasons, Please Share Your Ideas On Why.

I can believe what you are saying. I think all the residents exiting these cities are moving to North Carolina.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Are you insinuating that people who live in cities only do so because they don't have the brains or resources to leave them? That is absurd. A lot of people actually enjoy living in large cities, even when they could live elsewhere.
I lived in a city of 2 million for 20-odd years and enjoyed all it had to offer.
But many of the younger folks, when it came time to raise a family, could not afford to buy there--so they moved to the 'burbs. Not so much because they wanted to, but because it was more affordable.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:03 AM
j33
 
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cil -- understandable. I'm in my mid-30's (and have lived in Chicago proper since I was 18, with a short exception for a couple of years away for college) and will probably have to make a similar decision someday if I have kids (if I don't, I'm staying in an urban area, perhaps not this one, but either this one or one of the big cities on the east coast, period, even if it means I don't buy a house). However, bates post did not insinuate that at all. I know plenty of people who would actually prefer to live in an urban area, but issues of cost and quality of school systems for their children prevent this from happening. If cities really want to revitalize their populations, they ought to focus on fixing the schools, that is what, in my opinion, really drives people, the sort of community orientated grounded people who can stabilize a neighborhood for years, away.
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