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NYC is much more important. Any city could house Congress and many have already done so. If DC wasn't closer geographically to Jefferson and Madison, then the US capital might still be in NYC
the issue is the (sad) fact that people grossly overstate the value and importance of government. there are probably more decisions made in new york that affect the world than there are in washington if you think about it. not to mention that new york is more of what makes america what it is. even beyond the being the business and financial hub that it is (which should be enough to put it over the top on its own), new york is also a cultural mecca for the arts. it is the home of world-class universities. it is the gateway for generations of immigrants into this country. it's the diplomatic capital of the world. and that's before you even take into account the sheer number of people that live there compared to washington. i don't understand how this is even a contest.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
now i get it. this is some anti govt thing for you? well get back to me when NYC can vote to invade another country(or just decide to do it) or when NYC can make laws that affect the entire country etc...
any city can house anything for the most part...we are talking about the importance of existing cities arent we? if we had to we could relocate either DC or NYC.
Disagree. There's tax policy written by congress, monetary policy, executive orders (such as use of military) and judicial rulings that have much more impact that what an investment bank can do.
you certainly addressed my points!
how many of those policies are nothing more than a reaction to what those investment banks are doing?
Not many. You think the impending tax increases have anything to do with what an investment bank is doing?
lol no homerjoe. DC is a small city. NYC is a megacity. It'd be way easier to shift everything out of DC than NYC....I'm talking about the now.
lol why am i arguing with this guy.
my first post in this thread should have been.
if you are talking about moving every single brick i agree. :)
So, this is basically just another backwards Baltimore-vs-DC thread. Got it.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
not exactly the long view you're taking there. the decisions on where to invest capital are more or less the engine that drives the world. government can affect the engine, but it isn't the engine itself.
Can we move past the cost of moving either city to the midwest, which clearly isn't the point of the thread.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
It's not really debatable other than AO's the government is there, so it's the most important line of "reasoning".
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
obvious troll couldn't be more obvious
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
You can put the government anywhere. Jackhammering your way into nation's financial and cultural infrastructure, OTOH, will leave serious collateral damage. The correct answer is New York.
I'd say DC but I just want to stress how completely dull DC is except for everyone who posts here. You guys are great. The rest of DC is a grey suit nightmare.
After thinking about it some more the answer is probably DC. Lets say some kind of terrorist mega nuke leveled DC at the perfect time when all major political figures were there along with the house and senate...who the F would run the country? who decides how to respond? I don't see how we survive that.
NYC getting leveled would be terrible, but our leadership would still be in place and we would eventually recover.
If anything those arguing for NYC are the ones who are overrating the importance of that city. If it and everyone in it disappeared tomorrow other major US cities from Chicago, to LA, to Philly, to Boston would immediately begin work in trying to fill the void left. Every major financial institution in NYC has satellite offices throughout the US and overseas with management in charge who would step up and try to fill the gap. If DC and every important political figure disappear tomorrow we are fucked. It would be like a large scale Lord of the Flies.
Spoken like someone who hasn't been to DC since 1996.
Edit: In response to TheGrove.
This post was edited by azitnay 16 months ago
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
I lived in the DC area from 96 - 05 and have been back a few times and have seen the changes and they are good changes (less crime, more wealth, RGIII) but it's still blah to me.
I'd say the same about Brooklyn (where I live) too. It's like, "Hey, we have a new hip raw milk cafe!" and that seems to a be a cultural marker of a great neighborhood or city now. Weird food, indie beer, tech companies, a yoga studio, and a low crime rate really just means dull people who would have lived in Rockville now feel safe and can move to U Street. Same from people from Jersey moving to Bushwick.
I guess what I'm saying is I want a higher crime rate and shittier food and everything will be more interesting!
Living in the DC area != living in DC.
There are plenty of parts of DC with high crime and shitty food, if that's what you're into.
I feel like living in Dupont Circle for four years = living in DC.
This post was edited by TheGrove 16 months ago
bin laden would rather wipe out the city with more Jews clearly
thread should have ended here
part of me wonders who colts is trolling with this one
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