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    Just trying to follow your line of thought.

    I said:
    I don't understand anyone who thinks a wider choice is a bad thing.
    You replied:
    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Yes, I do. I have friends who think.
    ??
    A wider choice is a bad thing to have?

    I've noticed that a few socialist MPs and council staff try to restrict our choices in our lives but I never thought you were so inclined.
    Or have I misread your postings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Oh, I think they are (better off).
    Larger cities have more opportunities - I think I've already said that a few times?
    A place with more opportunities is better than a place with less opportunities.
    Do you accept that to be true?
    Better is relative and very subjective.
    If you are happy with the opportunities you have and value things other than more opportunities (like parks or wide open spaces or peace and quiet) then larger might not be better.
    Shanghai must have endless opportunities with 26mil people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    Or have I misread your postings?
    Yes totally.

    You just kind of categorically state that more people = wider opportunities = better life.

    So as Wayne points out Shanghai must be wonderful!

    But they are coming here...

    See a flaw in your argument yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    Shanghai must have endless opportunities with 26mil people.
    It sure does.
    And people are flocking into it - witness the population growth:
    1950 - 4 mill
    1960 - 7 mill
    1970 - 6 mill - woops, what happened there?, must have been a few unhappy people for so many to leave
    1980 - 6 mill
    1990 - 9 mill
    2000 - 14 mill - jeez, must have become an attractive place, aye?
    2010 - 20 mill - the party continued
    2018 - 25 mill

    So a clear example of people voting with their feet about where they want to live.
    If they didn't like a large city then they would leave and live in a quiet town in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post
    Yes totally.

    You just kind of categorically state that more people = wider opportunities = better life.

    So as Wayne points out Shanghai must be wonderful!

    But they are coming here...

    See a flaw in your argument yet?
    Not yet.
    Why don't you spell it out for me.
    Are you asking why people in a socialist country with a corrupt government want to move to a democratic country?
    Let me see now...

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    Sydney is a big city - bigger than NZ.
    Anyone notice swarms of people fleeing Sydney (because it's a big city) and moving to NZ?
    Me neither.
    A good example of people preferring to live in big cities than small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    A good example of people preferring to live in big cities than small.
    How about:
    A good example of some people preferring to live in big cities than small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    How about:
    A good example of some* people preferring to live in big cities than small.
    * some = 5 million people in Sydney out of 8 million in NSW.
    They live there by choice.
    And they aren't trying to move to NZ.

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    Arguing against urbanization is like denying climate change. It's happening regardless of what you want to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Kane View Post
    * some = 5 million people in Sydney out of 8 million in NSW.
    They live there by choice.
    And they aren't trying to move to NZ.
    Fortunately there is somewhere, that isn't Sydney, for the other 3mil to live.
    Not everyone wants to live in a biiiig city so it's nice there are small one also.


 

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