Australia

Dec 5, 2017

Every Christmas, the same question: ‘why are there so many people in my city?’

“Why are there so many people in this city?” we ask ourselves between bursts of road rage. “Couldn’t they be … somewhere else?”

Jason Murphy — Journalist and economist

Jason Murphy

Journalist and economist

This yuletide time of year, traffic approaches an intensity that appears designed to torment. In the long periods of sitting stationary, bumper to bumper, the average Australian gets thinking about cities.

“Why are there so many people in this city?” we ask ourselves between bursts of road rage. “Couldn’t they be … somewhere else?”

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