No Chutzpah in America?

Philip Nobel, in

“… the most pressing reason that we won’t soon see a “Burj Chicago” is more subtle, more emotional: the lack in America’s traditional urban centers of that upstart spirit, a kind of invin­cible optimism, possibly shading into hubris, that is the birthright of the achieving underdog, and that will move people to pursue what may be an econom­ically irrational goal in order to make their potential known to the wider world. In other words, chutzpah.”

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