How About Those Young People?

CNN.com gets hip to Pittsburgh's problem. But we're not hip enough to rate a mention.

Maybe it's no big deal. According to the story, "some experts who track population wonder if focussing on 20somethings is the best tactic for plugging brain drain.

'They're like a revolving door. They move to one place -- and they move away,' says Bill Frey, a demographer and visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. 'So any city that thinks they can get a hold on this group is expecting too much.'

D'oh!

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