A closer look at the Big City exodus at Pacific Standard magazine.
Theme: Economic convergence and changing talent migration patterns in the United States.
Subject Article: "Bright Kids, Small City."
Other Links: 1. "Talent Geopolitics: Ironic Migration."
2. "Europe’s Economic Crisis Prompting Huge South-To-North Migration Within EU"
3. "Artists vs. Blight."
4. "MIGRATION PATTERNS OF THE HOMELESS POPULATION"
5. "Girls Watch: A Spartan Existence"
Postscript: I struggled with this post. It kept morphing into incoherence. I understand why people leave Los Angeles or New York. New is why talent wouldn't bother to move there in the first place. The half-baked idea hit me towards the end. The allure of Big City is mythological. The reality is a shock. Making a go of it is extremely difficult. The raw experience is filtering back to the talent feeder communities, impeding outmigration. That said, I could see leaving Harrisburg for Philly or Pittsburgh instead of pricey New York. I think that's where we are headed.