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Barnett’s Integrate Core At Work?

Over at the New Geography, there’s a post comparing Arlington, Virginia (where I used to live) with Shenzhen, China:

The two cities hold more similarities than differences. Both are thriving as a result of technological innovation, free market activities, and growth of their human capital. And both cities are now united under a common banner of globalization which promotes growth and prosperity. For cities across the globe to prosper, they must embrace innovative technologies. The adaptation requires continued investments in high-caliber educational institutions and a diverse population.

I don’t know how much this is true of Shenzhen, but Arlington’s also benefitting from an enormous influx of tax money from around the country, which isn’t exactly the same thing as free market activities.

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