Biggest wasted opportunity in the USA
I moved to new york when I came to the USA from Dominican republic, and it took for my parents and me to move to FL to see how bad NYC is. I unfortunately find myself here again because in my line of work, it's a lot easier to find work in NYC and then transfer to a better place.
1. prohibitively expensive: obviously any city is gonna be more expensive than the surrounding area, but oh my god living here is expensive. housing is the biggest part of that, no doubt in big part to all the gov't regulations on rent control making it very risky to build here, which leads to my second problem:
2. oppressive, bloated ineffective government: NYC has to have the biggest, most overreaching state and local government in the country, besides maaaaaybe San Francisco. the burden of regulation is a big reason living here is so expensive, and it makes opening up a business unnecessarily difficult. basic american rights like firearm ownership are effectively nonexistent, and Read More