Doug Casey on the Great Migration of Americans Out of Dysfunctional Cities

Destructive philosophies produce . . . destruction! People are trying to escape the destructive consequences of liberal policies. From Doug Casey at internationalman.com:

Dysfunctional Cities

International Man: After the outbreak of the Covid hysteria and subsequent government actions, many Americans decided to move to a new state.

For example, it’s estimated that 319,020 residents fled New York state between July 2020 and July 2021, which amounted to about 1.6% of its population. It was the largest outflow of any state during this period.

What is going on here?

Doug Casey: It’s quite simple and obvious: people are getting away from what they don’t like.

In essence, that means taxes, regulations, corruption, street crime, and a “woke” social ambiance. These are all things that relate to government. As late as the 1950s, the local government wasn’t a major factor when deciding where to live. Now it is.

Some states now have up to a 13% income tax, and some have 8 to 10% in sales tax. These are huge considerations where they were once trivial. So there’s a huge difference between various states regarding the costs imposed upon you by the government.

Generally speaking, the highest tax states are also the most woke and the most regulated. That’s because the wokesters approve of high taxes in principle. They believe a big government is good and necessary. Furthermore, the high taxes go to promote woke policies. So high taxes and woke policies naturally reinforce each other.

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