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02-12-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by scotchex View Post
Different cities and different states can succeed with different strategies. There's no one size fits all strategy in a nation of 315M people. That said, people on the margin are voting with their feet and cities that offer middle class families affordable housing, good schools, public safety, and good jobs will always do well. The sunbelt has done an excellent job in recent decades of allowing middle class families to lead safe, prosperous middle class lives -- and the people have voted with their feet.
Then how come the states with the highest incomes, best ranking schools, and lowest violent crime rates are all in these aging Northeastern states? Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland routinely lead the nation in many measurements of prosperity.

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