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All Houston Does (Economically) is Win

4th February 2017

Joel Kotkin lays it out.

At its current rate of growth, Houston could replace Chicago as the nation’s third-largest city by 2030.

Why would anyone move to Houston? Start with the economic record.

5 Responses to “All Houston Does (Economically) is Win”

  1. Elganned Says:

    When they run out of water everybody will move back to Chicago.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    Plenty of water in Houston — the sea is right next door. And, so far as I know (and so far as you know, too), very few of them came from Chicago, and none of them have any reason to go back.

    Your brain appears to be one of those simple AI games that assembled random phrases and pretends that they are sentences.

  3. Elganned Says:

    “The sea is right next door.” Try drinking it, and get back to me. Let me know how that turns out.
    And if you’re going to tell me about de-salinization, yes it’s possible–but there goes Houston’s “economic” win, as the cost of water will skyrocket.

  4. Tim of Angle Says:

    They will find a way to do so cheaply. Houston is the home of the space program. Not every place is full of stupid people, like Michigan.

  5. RealRick Says:

    Average annual rainfall in Houston is about 50 inches. Detroit: 33 inches (just for comparison)