A lot can go wrong when people flee cities with their wealth and wits.
Thanks for publishing this. Having grown up in the 1960s and 1970s, I was witness to what was then called "urban blight." What many people don't realize is that many poor neighborhoods which were being "gentrified" were in fact healthy working-class or middle-class neighborhoods before crime and deterioration set in, and many of those doing the gentrifying are probably the grandchildren of people who lived in such neighborhoods. It is certainly possible for gentrification to be taken to an extreme, but the basic phenomenon of making a neighborhood safer and better kept-up should not be disparaged.
While I agree with much of this, I continue to believe that there is one superb reason we need our best and brightest, especially those under 40, to leave the blue cities on the coasts and repopulate smaller red states in the center of this great nation. Unless we are able to toss out the electoral college and derive some way of making the Supreme Court more balanced, we will continue to move toward a USA governed by minority rule, which is profoundly undemocratic.