No question, of course that government jobs disappearing would be a catastrophe.
My question was, rather, if that town earns it’s existence, earns money in any way significant, or is it just a government expense, for teachers, pensioners and so on.
I asked because lots of small to intermediate towns like the one described by Subatomic live trough this situation, reminders of other times but not economical functional communities.
As for you and NY, it’s funny how much NY coincides with your universe.
I’ll just make some quotes from Douglas Adams, replacing “universe” and “space” with NY, just see how well they fit:
“NY is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to NY.”
“In the beginning the NY was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”
“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the NY is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
And, before you do, I’ll put here the quote that fits me, in this situation:
“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”