Monday, October 05, 2009

what if they are not leaving?

Already mentioned here, but the PG on Sunday picked up the main point on the balanced migration picture for the region these days.  Again, the full report is online as well. 

Truth is there is nothing new, or at least nothing unexpected in that trend.  Sadly, a few years ago it took Rotstein to explain my thoughts more clearly than I typically do.

For the moment at least, can we declare a moratorium on everyone still here bemoaning the idea that everyone else is fleeing the region.  Long before the inflows and outflows converged as much as they have recently I explained that the population trends do not show that young people are fleeing Pittsburgh as most everyone believes in one form or another.  If I made that argument 7 years ago??