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America´s Red State
Growth Corridors

Wall Street Journal, by Joel Kotkin

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/25/2013 7:24:02 PM

In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, some political commentators have written political obituaries of the "red" or conservative-leaning states, envisioning a brave new world dominated by fashionably blue bastions in the Northeast or California. But political fortunes are notoriously fickle, while economic trends tend to be more enduring. These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/25/2013 7:40:00 PM     (No. 9196011)

Rationalize, rationalize, rationalize all you want. Nothing...nothing counts when over 50% of the voters either want to continue living off other people´s money (via taxes) or want to get into the growing ranks of those who want to live off other people´s money. Ignore everything else, because nothing else matters even a little bit.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Theeo, 2/25/2013 7:55:10 PM     (No. 9196032)

#1 ... This does, WE THE PEOPLE.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jrazz2, 2/25/2013 8:00:33 PM     (No. 9196041)

Keeping Texas and other Red States free and fiscally strong will prove that conservative ideas don´t only feel or sound good, they actually work,

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/25/2013 8:22:35 PM     (No. 9196073)

I´d like to think that areas of the country have growth potential, but truly I see the Economic Misery of the O. years stretching out for decades.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/25/2013 8:48:57 PM     (No. 9196102)

The fact that these states, and their natural resources, cluster together should make Democrats worry. As the Federal government seeks to grow, it may not be able to without these wealthy states´ cooperation. The South may rise again is what I´m saying.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: formerNYer, 2/25/2013 9:35:19 PM     (No. 9196161)

the problem is the blue staters move to these red states and end voting for democRATS - see colorado

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/25/2013 9:51:37 PM     (No. 9196177)

Sad but true, #6.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starkness, 2/25/2013 9:52:05 PM     (No. 9196178)

This is Starkness in Houston. Within the city limits of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso, you have the same demographic and ideological mix that got Obozo reelected. But what´s great about it is that all of the Democrat mayors are not about to take the liberties with a successful economy that they can get away with elsewhere. The Democra* politicians are by no means as stupid as they are in say, places, like Cleveland, Detroit, washington dc, etc. And Mr. Kotkin knows what he´s talking about. That´s why Houston is still more or less a pleasant place to live, despite a lousy climate. Good cost of living, affordable housing, and jobs!!! And it´s quickly becoming one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world>

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