Catching up with Syracuse

A rather good guest editorial from a Syracuse expat in Sunday’s Post-Standard hints that people are starting to come around to my way of thinking on Richard Florida. I’m quite sure it’s not because anyone has read my stuff, but possibly because a prolonged economic slump for everyone tends to relieve one’s thirst for snake oil. The rest of the country is finally catching up economically with Syracuse. The author mentions that many young people are returning home, although if they are, I wonder how many are really in a condition to roll up their sleeves.

It seems to me that many children are unable to leave due to the economy, but I’m not sure how many are returning. Maybe young Mr. Caliva’s message will be best received by people like young Mr. Tryt.