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Old 11-24-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Houston
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3. American pop culture is one of our nation's most powerful tools to distribute our values, ideals and morals to the world in such a way that foreigners are reminded that this lone superpower is not just a military minded land-everywhere I go, US celebrities and their projects are a topic of discussion. It's amazing how famous Beyonce and the Kardashians are or example. Hollywood is one of our most potent ambassadors of good will.
Only a liberal would consider that a positive.

 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:21 AM
 
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Isn't California running out of space to build housing or is that because environmentalists will be unhappy about it?
Nimbyism is hurting CA so much the governor had to step in to do something about it. The housing shortage is made worse by the demands of NIMBYs already making existing structures zoning and planning regulations worse. They artificially restrict supply in an already high demand market. Coupled with foreign investment dumping their money in CA foreigners are gobbling prime real estate driving prices higher. Between the NIMBYs and outdated zoning regulations stalling new development, and foreign investment raising prices, the average Californian is having a hard time with rent and home ownership.
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:22 AM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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Right, no city is the ideal for all people.

But there is a definite highly educated and affluent demographic that flocks to SF seemingly during and/ or right after college.
So why don't you live there?
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:26 AM
 
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Right but you have failed to see that Silicon Valley has continued to reinvent itself with each wave of innovation-failure and resurgence is part of valley DNA. We arent afraid to mess up and try again.

And that resilience, and unparalleled access to capital, and unparalleled critical mass of talent, is what keeps techies flocking here from around the world.

Is that going to last forever? I cant say, my crystal ball is a little foggy right now, but for the foreseeable future, there is no US region that even comes close.

Silicon Valley's real competition is not domestic, it's China and India.


Not at all, but it's foolish to try and downplay the economic and cultural footprint CA has over the entire world.

How does Texas beat this?
1. 98% of the world's wireless devices run on 2 operating systems, iOS and Android. This is no small fete. As recently as the early 2000s the US was a laughing stock in telecommunications far behind Europe and Japan, but then Silicon Valley turned the entire industry on it's head by introducing the iPhone followed by Android which runs most foreign devices. That's a stunning win for the US.

2. Every day, billions of people access and distribute information freely on platforms based and controlled in California. From India to Japan to Brazil to France, the world has come to depend on the fact that they will be able to log on to our platforms( search engines, social media, etc) 24/7 to become informed or to spread a message. That is immensely powerful.

3. American pop culture is one of our nation's most powerful tools to distribute our values, ideals and morals to the world in such a way that foreigners are reminded that this lone superpower is not just a military minded land-everywhere I go, US celebrities and their projects are a topic of discussion. It's amazing how famous Beyonce and the Kardashians are or example. Hollywood is one of our most potent ambassadors of good will.
I don't think anyone said that Texas is beating CA. But for Texas being second after CA in terms of GDP and growing so much in the last decade or so, it's pretty impressive. You don't have to knock other states down to play up CA. Why can't it be that both states are economic powehouses?
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:27 AM
 
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Right, no city is the ideal for all people.

But there is a definite highly educated and affluent demographic that flocks to SF seemingly during and/ or right after college.
Flocks to or was already there? That area is full of large universities.

SF is a hard place to make it for college grads unless you strike gold or have your own money printer.
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Flocks to or was already there?
No they flock...

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2 San Francisco
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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Last I checked the elites owned the world, not the other way around.

Even in communist dumpster countries it was still the elites that were in charge.
Those elites wouldn't be on the internet screaming it from the rooftop, because they don't need any self confirmation.

You're not running anything. At best you're a poser who's just trolling.
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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It's going to be a fun few years.
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Houston
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California is nice if you are poor or rich. It is those in between that got it rough.
 
Old 11-24-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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Nimbyism is hurting CA so much the governor had to step in to do something about it. The housing shortage is made worse by the demands of NIMBYs already making existing structures zoning and planning regulations worse. They artificially restrict supply in an already high demand market. Coupled with foreign investment dumping their money in CA foreigners are gobbling prime real estate driving prices higher. Between the NIMBYs and outdated zoning regulations stalling new development, and foreign investment raising prices, the average Californian is having a hard time with rent and home ownership.
Who are these folks that are NIMBYs? Liberals? Environmentalists?
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