As the match rolls on, a few things are clear. California still has the upper hand, with an economy larger than Canada’s or India’s and untapped energy reserves to rival Nigeria. But Texas has all the momentum. It places at or near the top in every ranking for business climate, whereas California consistently scrapes the bottom. It spends far less than California on education but ranks significantly higher. And California business leaders are growing more frustrated by the day, as Sacramento seems determined to squeeze them for ever more revenue.
This is the Ali vs. Frazier of interstate rivalries. It promises to be the fight of the decade.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
California vs. Texas: Wild West Shootout
From The American Interest: