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Old 11-23-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Sorry, maybe he or someone else responded. Piedmont is completely surrounded by the city of Oakland. The hoods bordering Piedmont are pretty similar - more or less. Point being is the if someone lives in Piedmont they have to do all of their shopping in Oakland b/c Piedmont does not have a commercial district. Well, there is a bank, gas station and mini-mart coffee shop, oh, and on the border with Oakland, an Ace Hardware. I'm guessing that most of the posters here are or would be afraid of Oakland b/c they think it is a city filled with violent people of color. Yes?

California is the 6th largest economy in the world. There is a serious issue with income inequality. That is a good point. It needs work. As a country, we'd be bigger than France and Russia. BTW. the US is the biggest economy in the world. I wonder how it would fare without California?
Without California, the US would lose it's position as the world's #1 technology and #1 media hub, and it's GDP would be surpassed by China in about 5 years.

 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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While those are nice cities, we know that the Austins and Dallases of the world arent really attracting the top grads like SF is.

Ivy League Schools, Top 3 Alumni Concentrations

Harvard
1 Boston
2 New York
3 San Francisco

Yale
1 New York
2 San Francisco
3 Boston

Princeton
1 New York
2 San Francisco
3 Washington DC

Brown
1 New York
2 Boston
3 Providence

Columbia
1 New York
2 San Francisco
3 Washington DC

Penn
1 Philadelphia
2 New York
3 Washington DC

Dartmouth
1 Boston
2 New York
3 Washington DC

Cornell
1 New York
2 Ithaca
3 San Francisco

Related to that is data from this very interesting
article that is actually about LA, but reveals
extremely valuable insight on the geography of
where the alumni of our most prestigious schools
live.

https://pando.com/2013/07/04/inside-...ent-conundrum/

Cost is a very unimportant criteria for Ivy League grads, they want the best jobs, a premium urban environment and top shelf suburbs nearby.
Why does this crap matter to you so much? If you have an Ivy League degree and all you can afford is an apartment or a small house in San Francisco then your hustle is garbage!
Real people find their niche anywhere they don't need cities to define them or their lifestyle. Maybe trendy yuppies do.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:17 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Without California, the US would lose it's position as the world's #1 technology and #1 media hub, and it's GDP would be surpassed by China in about 5 years.
And Hillary Clinton will win by 10 points and 100 electoral votes... you heard it here first from our resident expert.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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wtf are you talking about? When those elitist hipsters settle down, they usually move to these kinds of areas:



Largest Contigious Clusters of Elite Zip Codes
defined by at least 7 in 10 adults have a
College Degree and the Average Income exceed $120,000

1 Washington DC
2 East Manhattan
3 San Jose
4 Boston
5 Oakland
6 Bridgeport
7 Newark
8 Chicago
9 North of Los Angeles
10 Long Island
11 West Manhattan
12 Trenton
13 Philadelphia
14 San Diego
15 South of Los Angeles


Washington: A world apart | The Washington Post

How come cheap & low tax Texas isnt dominating this^ list?
I have serious doubts about any list that considers Oakland, Newark, and Trenton "elite" places to live. How intelligent can you actually be if you have high income and choose to live in Oakland, Newark or Trenton?
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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What is this crap matter to you so much? If you have an Ivy League degree and all you can afford is an apartment or a small house in San Francisco then your hustle is garbage!
Real people find their niche anywhere they don't need cities to define them or their lifestyle. Maybe trendy yuppies do.
It matters because when you've accomplished nothing in life on your own you have to figure out a way to may your existence seem somewhat valuable.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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What is this crap matter to you so much? If you have an Ivy League degree and all you can afford is an apartment or a small house in San Francisco then your hustle is garbage!
Haha if they can afford an apartment or small house in SF, their hustle is definitely not garbage..haha what a laugh.

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Real people find their niche anywhere they don't need cities to define them or their lifestyle. Maybe trendy yuppies do.
Real people dont need cities but they need a barn and a truck?

Yawns
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I have serious doubts about any list that considers Oakland, Newark, and Trenton "elite" places to live. How intelligent can you actually be if you have high income and choose to live in Oakland, Newark or Trenton?
Well, "Oakland" is the name given to the area which includes the Oakland hills and about 20 miles worth of zip codes in it's suburbs.

In all, the area in question is over 200 sq miles and is very desirable and leafy, home to thousands of millionaire households, top K-12 schools, low crime etc.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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Haha if they can afford an apartment or small house in SF, their hustle is definitely not garbage..haha what a laugh.


Real people dont need cities but they need a barn and a truck?

Yawns
Take that same money and get a ranch and a bigger home in beautiful North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham triangle where many tech companies are at and there's a highly educated populace. It's liberal enough.

Like I said their hustle is garbage if they think it's cool to pay $1 million for a small home in a crowded city like San Francisco. You would have to be a trendy yuppie with those preferences to begin with to even consider it so yeah

My point was that real people can live anywhere and be content they don't need a city to define their success
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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Without California, the US would lose it's position as the world's #1 technology and #1 media hub, and it's GDP would be surpassed by China in about 5 years.
I would think that without CA then the US would sink and China would indeed take the number 1 spot. That seems pretty obvious, huh.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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My point was that real people can live anywhere and be content they don't need to city to define their success
Real people can also be content in a city they love.

Im not sure we necessarily disagree.
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