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Old 08-01-2019, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Not yet anyway! But most of those small town people have an Amazon account and when they compare prices, mom-and-pop businesses will end up on the "losing end" in the long run.
So some of them resort to putting up used merchandise or thrift stores downtown. I don't think E-bay has been as effective in driving out used merchandise stores as much as Amazon has at new merchandise stores.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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So some of them resort to putting up used merchandise or thrift stores downtown. I don't think E-bay has been as effective in driving out used merchandise stores as much as Amazon has at new merchandise stores.

That's for sure! The Dollar Store isn't Nordstrom's, that's for sure. Some small rural towns are destined to become "Ghost Towns" so maybe they can attract tourist dollars.


Sorry, I can't rep you again!
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/...ecline/588883/
I'll take waht the Census Bureau says over some acedamia, Associate scientist of economics at Iowa State University.


"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019
New Census Bureau Estimates Show Counties in South and West Lead Nation in Population Growth"

"“One interesting trend we are seeing this year is that metro areas not among the most populous are ranked in the top 10 for population growth,”


https://www.census.gov/newsroom/pres...nty-metro.html
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

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Who is saying cities are terrible? On these forums do you mean?
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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That’s absolutely not true, at least in the Midwest; the only place where you can buy everyday goods is Dollar Tree or Walmart, or from the Amish. Places that used to house small shops are gone, replaced with one regional Walmart. Not too much choice in food, Wendy’s or McDonald’s and a couple bars.
In other words, the low-income jobs stay in the small towns, but the money generated by the chain store does not. I've been RVing a bit in inland California (don't know why that's such good fun, but it is) and once you're in the small desert communities, it's chain stores. And they're happy to have them, too.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Blue states have a huge domestic migration problem. If it weren’t for international migration nearly all of them would have a stagnant or declining population. People are moving to suburbs and growing cities in the south and the west, mostly in low tax purple and red states. Domestic migration trends are not in your favor at all. https://townhall.com/columnists/rach...tates-n2447683

https://www.census.gov/library/stori...ion-flows.html
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The 10 Fastest-Growing Counties in the U.S.
  • Williams County, North Dakota.
  • Comal County, Texas.
  • Kaufman County, Texas.
  • Brunswick County, North Carolina.
  • Walton County, Florida.
  • Midland County, Texas.
  • Osceola County, Florida.
  • St. Johns County, Florida.
More items...

Apr 26, 2019

Fastest Growing Counties in America | Healthiest Communities | US ...


People are moving to suburbs and growing cities in the south and the west,"


No 4, brunswick County is NEITHER a suburb NOR near a big city

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Old 08-01-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

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I'm from NYC. The white population has grown. I hope to see the changes in NYC racial demographics by next year. Rural and suburban America is going it be fine and suburbs are not dying. Richard Florida tried to kill the suburb but that failed miserably. In rural suburban America, especially white suburbia and white rural America. These regions lack jobs and lack job growth. This will force many to either leave for the big city after high school to work in service industry, or after college to work in professional job. After reading Charles muarry coming apart, corporations have been moving away from rural area and suburbs, and instead moving offices to urban centers or suburban tech parks like silicon Valley, or Mohawk Valley in NYS near white plains.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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With all the talk about how terrible America's cities are lately and how rural America is a shining example of the 'real America', why is rural America in such decline? Why is there so much poverty in the Ozarks and Appalachia? Why does everyone who has the means to want to move to the big city for employment and quality of life? In addition, very few cities are predominantly conservative.

https://www.citylab.com/perspective/...ecline/588883/
These days hardly anyone is humble anymore, everyone is pushed into that mentality that they are special and need to prove it by earning a lot and getting a big home etc. They all think the world revolves around them. And the axis of that rotation is in cities of course.
It is the same in many countries. People opt for the dirty, dangerous, expensive, loud city no matter how great the quality of life is in small towns.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:18 AM
 
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These days hardly anyone is humble anymore, everyone is pushed into that mentality that they are special and need to prove it by earning a lot and getting a big home etc. They all think the world revolves around them. And the axis of that rotation is in cities of course.
It is the same in many countries. People opt for the dirty, dangerous, expensive, loud city no matter how great the quality of life is in small towns.

Have you visited many small American rural towns? To call their quality of life "great" is a pretty big judgement call.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Depends on the region, I suppose. Iowa is not Mississippi.

Also depends on the what people mean by quality of life. To me it means a non-polluted environment, friendly people, lack of crime, affordable housing and cost of living in general, pedestrian-friendliness, etc.
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