David Roberts @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for vox.com/ about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Apr. 28, 2019 1 min read

One of the enduring insanities of US politics is that the the vast bulk of the country's economic & cultural innovation & wealth are produced in cities but our dumbass constitutional system ensures rural areas have more power. But as research shows ...

... even rural areas ultimately depend on the health of cities. The whole country's welfare depends on the health of cities.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/23/opinion/rural-america-cities.html 

We're so accustomed to presidential campaigns being dominated by discussions of f'ing corn quotas in rural diners that we've become inured to the absurdity of it. Like all modern nations, America is urban. Let's accept it & design institutions & practices that work with it. 🏙️

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