The impact of informationalism

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The impact of informationalism   Once these areas develop as high-tech centers, a number of other processes happen.    (i) Land and house prices rise, the middle classes involved in these industries move  in, and the working class moves out. The form what have been called ‘edge cities’ on  the edges of the traditional large urban centers and people with money prefer to  move there because they are more convenient and much safer than the large US  cities with their problems of crime, violence and poor public education.    (ii) High class recreation and retail facilities to cater to these groups also move in,  but these employ a completely different group of people: low skill, low paid work in  service industries, with heavy concentrations of women and ethnic minority  workers. The result is the ‘dual city’ with its increasing division between the rich  and the poor, as the middle class of skilled workers and clerical workers increasingly 
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