A particularly good commentary on this topic appears here.
I want to make one thing clear—this is not an argument for subsidy of people simply because they prefer to live in rural areas.
No working aged adult deserves a subsidy because they want to live in an urban or rural area, New York City or New York Mills, Minnesota. Public investments are critical to all regions. But those public investments must be made strategically.
Yes, finally a commentator that comes along and states that rural is not a charity case, but rather a situation that merits rational thought for investment.
There is an interesting discussion emerging in rural American and we might want to listen in on it.