We might want to run that by MIT, NYU and George Washington University before breaking ground on their new locations in Detroit.

For context here, Slate writer Matt Yglesias wrote that the city of Detroit suffers at least in part due to a lack of a major university within its borders:

At that point, Yglesias recommended moving “inefficiently located” universities such as MIT to larger urban areas that could reap greater benefit from the school’s presence.

We shouldn’t make too many assumptions based only on the couple of data points in Yglesias’ Slate post, however. Especially the assumption that major universities transform cities.

Flashback tweet from last month:

Bottom line: We’re guessing that anyone who would vote to relocate MIT to Detroit would not qualify for admission to MIT.

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