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greg dahlen

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Shouldn't the best universities be in the best cities?

Can we agree that the best universities in America are Harvard and Stanford. Can we also agree that the top cities are Los Angeles and New York? Wouldn't one expect that the best universities would be in the best cities? Wonder why they're not.

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    Jun 24 2013: Like many industries education tends to form enclaves where the major players are close together. (silicon valley) (bicycle factories in Taiwan). If I was a top educator I would be attracted to an area where there were many possible employers to maximise my ability to negotiate good pay and conditions.

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