“Now we live in commuter belts because we are priced out of the cities, spending hours every day travelling to and from concentrations of employment because that’s where the work and the money is. The mines and factories are largely gone while technology has changed the very nature of the work we do. It promises freedom but can actually entrap us.”
I agree, but given that anyone younger than me (I’m 37) seems priced out of both cities and commuter belts, I’m surprised that schools aren’t pointing to remote work opportunities. Particularly in historically deprived areas like the North East of England, where I live.
There’s a confluence of forces which seems like it won’t be long before the Overton Window lurches to the left (where it belongs, in my opinion). Well, one can hope.