SOC 203 Week 5 DQ 1 Decline of Rural America Decline of Rural America. After viewing the required video for this discussion, pick one of the following overlapping issues highlighted in this week’s readings to discuss: a. How does the corporatization of farming affect all Americans, not just those living in rural areas? What can you do about this? b. What is brain drain and what are its long-reaching effects on rural communities? Be sure to include the terms stayers and achievers in your discussion. How could the community leaders make staying more attractive than leaving? c. Describe the positive and negative impacts of the growth of mega-cities. Will moving back to the country solve the social problems created by our move to the urban areas?