[FoRK] Bar Stool Economics
aaron at bavariati.org
Tue Sep 28 16:49:55 PDT 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 08:37:19AM -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2010, at 08:26 , Jeff Bone wrote:
> > There are far "lower" places in the landscape for wealth to run and to pool up.
> In support of this observation: this doesn't merely happen across
> national borders, it happens domestically / interstate as well. Take a
> gander at this:
Yes, you were shilling that one before. Something about folks fleeing blue
states for red states in droves.
Hmm, nobody's talking about net migration or accounting for state
population. Wonder why?
Yay, actual (& allegedly accurate) data! What does it tell us?
Well, when you subtract (exemptions) outflow from inflow and divide by
population ("%flow"), the thesis looks slightly less cut-and-dried.
Top 10 outflow:
%flow Color* State
21.53 Purple Nevada (D + 2.004)
13.08 Red Arizona (R + 4.990)
9.76 Red Idaho (R + 27.018)
8.99 Purple Florida (D + 0.320)
8.56 Red North Carolina (R + 6.086)
8.13 Red Georgia (R + 6.814)
7.09 Red South Carolina (R + 11.230)
6.89 Purple Colorado (D + 0.238)
6.39 Red Tennessee (R + 5.228)
6.39 Blue Delaware (D + 13.814)
Top 10 inflow:
%flow Color* State
5.66 Blue New Jersey (D + 11.656)
5.66 Blue Rhode Island (D + 25.708)
6.09 Blue California (D + 14.414)
6.40 Red Alaska (R + 20.946)
6.44 Blue Illinois (D + 15.844)
6.50 Red Louisiana (R + 4.824)
8.12 Red North Dakota (R + 16.484)
8.43 Blue Hawaii (D + 21.806)
11.06 Blue New York (D+ 22.966)
23.06 District of Columbia
> Note how prevalent is the phenomenon of money moving *away* from states
> that seek to provide all-inclusive packages of "benefits" and so forth
> towards the more government-minimalist locales.
Going by AGI doesn't change the rankings significantly.
Less Planet Murdoch and more think-think,
* State "Colors" and margins from:
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