Thursday: A New Overpriced Dream Challenges Darwin
By Staff | 03/16/06 7:30am
Another reminder of how overpriced our city’s salad bars and apartments are. CNN reports that a couple who wanted a “moderately affluent lifestyle” in New York needed an income of $166,777–the highest in the country. More interesting, why is the poll based on couples? After all, NYC has the highest percentage of single-person households, according to the Census.
The new American dream: “a two-bedroom condominium with a gym in the basement and a skyline view from the living room.” Sound about right. (The New York Times)
The fastest-growing city in the world is a “megalopolis you’ve never heard of.” And, as urbanites come to outnumber townies, a challenge is posed to Darwin’s thesis. “Humans have not evolved to fit our habitat, we have changed our habitat to suit ourselves.” (Guardian)