Are we going to build a Hyperloop to nowhere, then nowhere becomes somewhere?
Those Entry-Level Startup Jobs? They’re Now Mostly Dead Ends in the Boondocks
Lauren Smiley
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I like how Phoenix, the 6th largest major metropolitan area in the U.S., is “nowhere” — not to mention the broader insinuation that anywhere outside of SV must be “nowhere.”

Then there’s this curious assumption — from the same industry touting the imminent inevitability of “remote work for everyone” as enabled by technology — that the glorious economic future can still only involve physically shuttling people around so they can do their jobs.

Hopefully at some point, the “benefits of progress” will become less about giving cosmopolitan elites more sophisticated frameworks to wholeheartedly believe in these paradoxes, and more about recognizing that the U. S. economy as a whole is made terrifyingly fragile by presupposing that somehow a single city can produce all its value.

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