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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Richard, point of order: the center of Des Moines is only 36 miles from Newton on I-80. That's "commutable exurban" by most Midwest standards; only about 45 minutes each way and three gallons of gas ($10) a day roundtrip.

A town like Newton can and will adapt and survive by becoming an exurb/far suburb tied to a major metro, as Des Moines (a Midwestern success story) grows outward toward it.

Even the "invisible hand" promotes regionalism without help sometimes.

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