Millennials Join Blacks, Flee Cities
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  • Prof. Mead,
    I enjoy Kotkin’s takedowns of urbanologist myth-making, but I do have a serious concern with the suggested implication of these numbers.
    He does not even bother to mention the possibility these #’s are seriously inflated by the increasing popularity (or necessity) of multi-generational households. Parents are not packing up their homes in the suburbs to move in with the kid downtown when times get tough. With poor job opportunities for recent college graduates nearly the entire decade, especially the last 3-4 years, I think this number is inflated dramatically by the need for 20-somethings to face facts and move back in with Mom & Dad either immediately after graduation as a hedge or soon thereafter.

  • Joel was kind enough to publish my ideas on how we might go about constructing a new small-town America on the exurban fringes of our major metropolitan areas. Nobody’s listening though 😉

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