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"City. Then either San Francisco or New York, and it's less dense. That's Jacob Big door. He is an urban economist at the University of Washington in Seattle. As you likely know, Seattle is home to Amazon and Microsoft in other techie firms, and it's different from America's older cities. San Francisco is the densest city on the West Coast. New York City is the densest city in the United States. Seattle didn't really boom until World War two When it comes to Cove in 19, most American cities find themselves in more of a Seattle position than a New York position. Most American cities aren't very dense there Mork our cities than public transportation cities. A lot of them could pass for New York City suburbs. That, said Vic Dorsey's Cove in 19, affecting cities like Seattle to imagine the typical workday oven Amazon employees in Seattle. They wake up in the morning in a house that might have cost a million dollars, and if it had been in Pittsburgh, it would be less than half that much. They eat their breakfast, and then they go to work. And if they're out in the suburbs getting into South Lake Union, the neighborhood where Amazon is might take them an hour. And then they work all day, and then they go home, and that's another hour hour and a half. So that's a lot of commuting. People will self report a lower quality of life if they have to endure long commutes. Over 19 has essentially wiped out computing, at least for now, at least for the kind of jobs can be done from home. Once you start to move to a model where you're not based in an office than the entire need to locate in a place where there are a lot of height, skilled workers nearby. Sort of evaporates in cities with a concentration of highly skilled workers tend to be expensive cities and so it could lead to a situation where you've got Maurin Novation happening in different parts of the country. And you have people being recruited without the necessity of relocating. This could be good news for smaller, cheaper cities, also for suburban and rural areas. But it's bad news. Even more bad news for a big city like New York, whose density has lately been working against it. The city is projecting $67 billion deficits out as far as the eye can see. That's Dan doctor off who was deputy mayor for economic development under New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the early two thousand's Today, Dr Off is the CEO of sidewalk labs, and he is trying to rally other New York business leaders to prevent a cataclysm. We don't yet know how severe it's going to be until we know how long the pandemics gonna last. But the risk that were is basically shoving the city into a 19 seventies style vicious cycle. What you don't want to happen in the city is for the city to actually shrink in terms of the number of residents the number of jobs And the number of visitors because when it shrinks the budget Gets compressed. When that happens, quality of life deteriorates and more people leave, perpetuating the cycle. That's what happened in New York in the 19 seventies. New York loses about 800,000 residents between 1970 in 1980 that is the historian Kim Phillips Fine, author of the book Fear City, which is about New York's fiscal crisis. The fiscal crisis is usually described as an example of governmental overreach and irresponsibility. The idea being that New York's local government Was engaged in all manner of wasteful, frivolous, unnecessary spending and as a result was almost forced into defaulting on its debt and having to declare a bankruptcy. To Phillips. Fine. That is only part of the story. New York did have a problem covering its bills in the 19 seventies bills that given the nature of New York were unusually large. You know the transit system, the library system, the park system, the tuition Free City University, the network of more than 20 public hospitals as well, A cz an ambitious investment in public health initiatives. All of this is kind of on a scale unusual for American cities in general. That massive expenditure, she argues, wasn't a primary driver of the crisis. I placed the primary responsibility on the recession that gripped the entire United States in the early seventies, the long underlying trends of the industrialization and suburbanization, which were driven in part by federal policies, on trade and on the kind of structure that supported the development of suburbia. This fed this sort of urban flight that a lot of New Yorkers are worried about. Today, Wealthier people were leaving the city to go to the surrounding suburbs. People were generating their lively herds in New York, but then paying property taxes to jurisdictions beyond the city limits. The city kept spending on all the services that make a city a city. But with declining tax revenues. There arose a huge deficit $1.5 billion a year, which was a lot of money back in the 19 seventies. And instead of addressing this openly the mayor of the city and others in the city government begin to quietly borrow more and more. The mayor at the time was Abraham Beame, who before he got into politics was an accountant, which presumably men he understood the value of not spending beyond your means. But by 1975, the city was facing a $3 billion shortfall and was unable to borrow anymore from its creditors. Bankruptcy looked likely if not inevitable. The Republicans running Washington under President Gerald Ford weren't willing to help either. Here's how the Daily News put it, and perhaps the most famous front page headline in tabloid history. Ford to.
Amazon Announced New Alexa Enabled Gadgets At It’s Annual Hardware Event
"From ear buds to Ovens Amazon announced a bunch of new Alexa enabled gadgets at its its annual hardware event so here are a few of the highlights. Let's start with the headphones. CNBC says there called Echo Buds and pretty similar to apple's air pods there wireless and the Voice Assistant Alexa is built into them. You can talk to Alexa without pulling out your phone or smart speaker. The ear buds cost about one hundred thirty dollars. Amazon also announced a new wireless technology Angie called Sidewalk Tech Crunch says it uses wireless signals to let users control their home devices up to a mile away. The first product that uses sidewalk is trackable dog tag and then there's the smart oven which looks sort of like a microwave it can bake an air fry food and users can use the Alexa app to tell the oven when to start cooking also Amazon made Alexa friendly glasses a smart lamp for kids and a small