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Trump says America is 'full'
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Vermont has plenty of rooms for immigrants, And if the state wants to improve its economy, they have to bring people in.
Is America really full?
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Well, the places where you can actually earn a living and live decently are pretty much full. Do we have a lot of wide open spaces? Yes. Can you make it there financially? No. There aren't any/many jobs, good infrastructure (including reliable internet), enough people around to start your own business, etc. The good towns and cities in America have an affordable housing shortage; the places that don't lack jobs.
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Well, the places where you can actually earn a living and live decently are pretty much full. Do we have a lot of wide open spaces? Yes. Can you make it there financially? No. There aren't any/many jobs, good infrastructure (including reliable internet), enough people around to start your own business, etc. The good towns and cities in America have an affordable housing shortage; the places that don't lack jobs.
Yup. There are many cities that have people fully employed and making $75,000, or more, per year, but are still technically homeless because there literally aren’t any places to live that don’t cost $1,000,000 for a 2 bedroom house.
Or you have people making 1-2 hour commutes each way to find somewhere to live.
Yup. There are many cities that have people fully employed and making $75,000, or more, per year, but are still technically homeless because there literally aren’t any places to live that don’t cost $1,000,000 for a 2 bedroom house.
Or you have people making 1-2 hour commutes each way to find somewhere to live.
But most of the people who make good livings don't actually live where they work. Think about how much in materials, infrastructure, and just space are eaten up with our dependency on cars, for example: We have almost 3 million miles of paved roads in the US, and that's not considering all the space and materials wasted on parking lots and parking structures. Then look at how poorly used our suburban and rural land is now. So sure, there's less and less functional space for people to live, but that's because most of our land basically exists as monuments to excess.
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But most of the people who make good livings don't actually live where they work. Think about how much in materials, infrastructure, and just space are eaten up with our dependency on cars, for example: We have almost 3 million miles of paved roads in the US, and that's not considering all the space and materials wasted on parking lots and parking structures. Then look at how poorly used our suburban and rural land is now. So sure, there's less and less functional space for people to live, but that's because most of our land basically exists as monuments to excess.
If US would simply invest in rural broadband and get over the need to"see" someone in an office 9 hours/day, many people could live anywhere and work from home 90% of the time. Technology is there.
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If US would simply invest in rural broadband and get over the need to"see" someone in an office 9 hours/day, many people could live anywhere and work from home 90% of the time. Technology is there.
If things truly took off in the fashion you propose with tech and more people working from home, I bet a lot more people wouldn't mind living in smaller communities and rural areas.
If US would simply invest in rural broadband and get over the need to"see" someone in an office 9 hours/day, many people could live anywhere and work from home 90% of the time. Technology is there.
Yes it kind of does many people, myself included would prefer to live away from the hustle and bustle, I work from home, so it would work for me, and I could drive an hour or two every few weeks for groceries and such...have my own garden, some egg layers, a cow, to me that would be the life, but I would need a great internet connection.
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There are people with money who would set it up and invest in it financially. There are people who want to come but people in Vermont don't want those people.
I love Vermont but my memory is that it was really expensive to even think about living there. And let’s be clear here, having lots of wide open space does it equate to lots of places to live if there is no infrastructure. The US as with most countries has always welcomed legal immigrants and continues to do so.
I love Vermont but my memory is that it was really expensive to even think about living there. And let’s be clear here, having lots of wide open space does it equate to lots of places to live if there is no infrastructure. The US as with most countries has always welcomed legal immigrants and continues to do so.
And then insult them on the street and treat them as a second degree resident and making their life a hell...etc.
I love Vermont but my memory is that it was really expensive to even think about living there. And let’s be clear here, having lots of wide open space does it equate to lots of places to live if there is no infrastructure. The US as with most countries has always welcomed legal immigrants and continues to do so.
Other than native Indians, you're all immigrants.
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