Look at a map of Philly and you'll see the effect pretty clearly. Like in all cities, there's a small area right in town of very high incomes, but otherwise, it's poverty. I think too that there's been a countermove, you know--gentrification--in the last decade or two, but that happens only in "desirable" cities, big cities. In places like where I live, small cities with populations up to 200,000 or so, the inner city is an economic wasteland.
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