Paper Belt

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The Paper Belt consists of four metropolitan areas where several important industries and political infrastructures converged during the post-war era: Boston (education), New York City (publishing, finance), Los Angeles (media, Hollywood) and Washington, D.C. (politics, law).

Some alternative definitions focus on the northeastern coast of the United States by excluding Los Angeles and including Delaware,[1] where a large number of corporations are legally headquartered due to its more generous tax laws for corporations.[2][irrelevant citation]

It came into attention[dubious ] after Balaji Srinivasan's 2013 talk titled Silicon Valley’s ultimate exit.[3][4][5] In the context of the talk, the term was used as a contrast with the emerging influence-structure of Silicon Valley.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. Tucker, Aviezer; Bellis, Gian Piero de (2015-12-22). Panarchy: Political Theories of Non-Territorial States. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-50528-0. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Wayne, Leslie (2012-06-30). "How Delaware Thrives as a Corporate Tax Haven". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  3. "Transcript: Balaji Srinivasan on Silicon Valley's ultimate exit". Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Lewis-Kraus, Gideon. "Slate Star Codex and Silicon Valley's War Against the Media". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  5. Tiku, Nitasha. "Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit Is a Fantasy of Seceding from the U.S." Valleywag. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  6. "Why the Blockchain Revolution Doesn't Need A Leader - Hedge Think". Hedge Think - Digital meeting place for fund managers and investors. 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  7. "Not Sharing: Urban Techno-Colonialism in the Age of Big Data". PLAT. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  8. "Memories of Futures Past". National Review. 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2020-08-01.



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