AUTHOR: John Mullane
Bucks County Courier Times, by way of PhillyBurbs.com
Suburbs are "triumphant" in struggle against cities to attract the best
PREDICTION: Despite a "bright flight" of
college-educated young people to cities, "eventually those bright
'knowledge workers' boomerang back to the 'burbs."
In cities, "The bars are overpriced; the exotic cuisine gives you
WHY ALL EVIDENCE CONTRARY TO HIS THESIS IS WRONG:
snoots have never gotten over the post-World War II exodus of Americans
from crime-ridden, highly taxed, poorly managed, grimy, unwholesome
FROM DUNCAN 'ATRIOS' BLACK:
"This guy has a great career ahead
of him as a commenter on newspaper web sites."SUMMARY OF A
BROOKING INSTITUTION PAPER:
"What Brookings really wants to say is:
Smart people live in cities; dumb people live in suburbs."
BONUS ZINGER: "Brookings has generated McBuzz with a story with more holes
than a New York Times editorial."
PHILLY PRIDE MOMENT: Taking
a shot at "boutique-clotted towns like San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta,
Austin, Texas and Portland, Ore."
'STARTLING' NEWS: "One of
the more startling developments uncovered by the last census was that
immigrants, legal and otherwise, were skipping big cities like
Philadelphia altogether because the suburbs are where the jobs and
WHY ALL CITY DWELLERS INEVITABLY MOVE TO SUBURBS:
it's your second close call with a thug while you waited on a subway
platform on your way home from work. Maybe it's the third time your car
is broken into. Maybe it's growing weary of your roommate's girlfriend
arriving on Friday and staying until Sunday.