Urban vs. Rural
You might have noticed that new HD Tee Vee makes it possible not only to comfortably display the red and blue states, but now the networks can easily display each state by county.A Jawa commenter made the observation recently that looking at the electoral Red and Blue map that, "Its not Red State vs. Blue state at all. Its the cities vs. everyone else. So true dat, so true.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2012 09:48 AM
Urbanites continue to push the country at the county, state, and federal levels toward their way of thinking. The problem is that urbanites think they know better than rural people what is good for them, yet they derisively refer to rural America as "fly-over country".
On the flip side, many rural dwellers do not realize what cities actually do for them. The need for a smooth, efficient market is not trivial. The need for institutions that can educate, publish, and fund various efforts is not trivial either.
It is only recently that some of these features were farmed out to applications that run on the Internet. Cities can scale down to a much greater extent than we used to think.
I think the future is actually rural. More people will start leaving cities as their work becomes automated by pervasive and efficient computing networks.
The next generations will have interesting times.
Posted by: Gork at November 13, 2012 11:18 AM
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Posted by: Gork at November 13, 2012 01:58 PM
I'd like to see the original link, please.
Posted by: Pizza the Hut at November 13, 2012 08:29 PM
National gerrymandering anybody?
Posted by: obsidian at November 14, 2012 12:27 PM
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