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3. Migration to cities is at an all-time high
Thu Mar 21, 2013, 10:24 AM
Mar 2013

It's unfortunate but a fact of life that most of small town America is unable to provide enough jobs. And they skew conservative so they vote for republican economic policies that run counter to their self interest and end up damaging the local economy even more.

And my suspicion is that most educated young people leave and don't return. That's my story at least.

My extended family back in the small town struggles with employment and finding opportunities.

And LGBT Americans often aren't welcome in most of the small towns in the southeast, so we end up leaving for the big city.

Is it a bad thing? For me it's not. I have a better life, but also understand that most people don't have the means or will to seek better pastures.

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