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Debunking the Texas miracle

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_may_2014/features/oops_the_texas_miracle_that_is049289.php?page=all

* largely oil and gas driving new jobs
* native born Americans moving out as well as in
* regressive taxes; for most Americans moving to Texas would mean paying more; 5th most regressive state in nation
* higher business taxes
* a smaller share of people in Texas own their own business than in all but four other states.
* less social mobility than California or even Newark
* falling behind in per capita income
* 2nd highest birthrate, highest in teens with multiple children

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harimad
Mar. 6th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Don't forget their educational system sucks. It's so grossly uneven, unevenly funded, and unfair that it takes the record for most Supreme Court cases on the subject.[1]



[1] Maybe not literally but I remember studying two or three separate cases on law school, and that's a lot.
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