Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fleeing Greater Density for Lower Taxes

In praise of New York City brain drain at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Geography of the Talent Economy.

Subject Article: "How Can We Be So Dense? As in LA, Anti-Sprawl Policies Threaten America's Future."

Other Links: 1. "10 Cities That Could Become The "New" New York."
2. "Monday Map: Migration of Personal Income."
3. "The United States of 2012."

Postscript: The Stamen map of the U.S. in 2012 yields a useful economic geography. New York City is an "exporter". Retirement destinations are "money sinks". You don't move to Tampa to give your career a boost. You move there from NYC to cash out of the economy. Lastly, we have quiet places with no churn. No one moves in. No one leaves. This is where poverty resides, in the cul-de-sacs of globalization. I would add talent production centers such as Pittsburgh which feed the talent refineries like New York City with raw talent. Every city or county is one of these four types.

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