After seeing the headline regarding the lease falling through for new office space in SF, it got me to thinking what that might mean in the coming years. Covid has accelerated the move to distributed work, and wealthy people are beginning to realize they don't need to live in cities to make their money. With the high cost of living, traffic, rioting, looting, violence, and all other disgusting manner of things that cities create, I don't think the wealthy will choose to stay.
We might see an exodus of big money from cities first, and once that's gone, they will decline to the point that only the poor would chose to still live in them.
There's plenty of positive aspects of living in a city, but will those be enough to preserve them as the wealth centers they have always been?
Facebook has upheld Donald Trump’s suspension but will revisit the decision in six months. (Ridiculous for many reasons including that more coordination for January 6th happened on Facebook than anywhere else...including Parler.)
Curious if you guys are even on Facebook anymore. I see lots of messages from people who have deleted it or just don’t use it. Are there any features that you miss which we should incorporate here on Locals?
A big welcome to all the new folks who joined the community today! (And yes I’ll be signing those cards and mailing them out to you ASAP!)
While we do plenty of politics and culture around here it’s also a lot of pet and food pics. And since we have so many new members today it seems like a good time to start a pet pic thread. Here’s Clyde...now everyone introduce your furry friends!