Can we avoid defining location as some binary between "Expensive Metropolis of Awesomeness" and "Cheap Craphole of Nothingness"? There are a whole range of places to live that are not cornfields but have a lot of culture and great COL. For example, I'm in Lafayette, Louisiana. We have a populate a bit over 125k. We've had fiber as an internet option for a few years now and I've currently got a gig up and down. We have great culture, great food, a university in the city with a great comp sci department. And nope - I don't live in a swamp.
He is hitting the "flyover country" concept a bit too hard while still making a good point.
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