Cities and Otherwise

Edward Glaeser likes cities, saying that they make us more human—from The European:

More than 50 percent of the world’s population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. As opposed to the conventional wisdom, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems, such as pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about these many advantages.

These folks at Wildroots, however, are devolving. Both positions are unattractive to me—devolving as a rather extreme rejection of culture, and cities being a way to be a part of the herd (and a lot easier for those trying to run our lives to control)—but then I’ve always agreed with actor Steve McQueen‘s thought that I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than any city on earth.

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