Why people seek the cities

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in an interview to promote his new book, Johnson’s Life of London: The People Who Made the City That Made the World said men had migrated to cities over the years because there was a “greater range of girls at the bar, of reproductive choice”. He went on to say that “the whole thesis is about prestige. What makes people tick. We seek cities because there are a greater range of girls at the bar, of reproductive choice. Number one.” Number two is that “there are better outcomes for health and wealth. And now we care more about the environment, and cities are better for the environment. But above all, talented people seek cities for fame. They can’t get famous in the fucking village.”

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