Raleigh is #3. (We're starting to get the traffic commensurate with such a ranking.)
I assume this means that half is right. And in my opinion that's unexpectedly good for the federal government.
Deirdre McCloskey, singing the same song she's been singing for a long while now. But it's a good song.
The formula for an economy to get rich nowadays is as easy as H2O.
It is: Follow China and India. Containing four out of every ten humans, the two gradually gave up on central planning, China after 1978, India after 1991
Steven Greenhut presents a gem of an example.
This story is a reminder of how government “works.” It has many well-paid employees. (Los Angeles County fire captains and battalion chiefs can earn total compensation packages that top $600,000 a year. The median county and city firefighter compensation in California is just under $200,000 a year.) It has no “customers.” It is adept at handing out notices and fines, but has no incentive to properly manage its budgets or property. It rewards bureaucracy and inaction. The only way to get it to do anything constructive is to apply pressure from politicians.
"Fastest" meaning "one-year change in per capita incomes in U.S. metro areas ". Four of the top ten are in Indiana. Coincidence, regression to the mean, Republican governors recently, or other things?
Bad could very likely soon get worse.
Maddog of "Maddog's Lair" explained ("Mansplains"? Gasp!) to Emily Badger of the Washington Post why house prices in San Francisco are so high.
Nine words plus a heck of a list. I'm glad I don't live there.
Elizabeth Heng is running for a California House seat. I don't know anything about her other than what's here, but the story she tells in the first minute of the attached video about her parents is breathtaking.
David French makes some important points. Here's just one:
To understand different outcomes of the white culture war, consider California and Texas. Both states are firmly majority-minority. Yet the leaders of both states are still disproportionately white and male; they’re just culturally very different kinds of white males. Conservative white Americans eagerly move to majority-minority Texas. Those same people would be far more reluctant to live in majority-minority California, because of its profoundly different treatment of religious freedoms, gun rights, and of course tax rates.