Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Confederacy Outflanks Again

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Below is a ranking for the Best/Worst states for business for 2012. Note that 8 of the top 10 hail from the old Confederacy. Note that 8 of the worst 10 hail from Yankee land. As I've pointed out before, though the South lost the WBTS, it continues to overwhelm Northern states culturally. As is apparent from the chart below, the South also overwhelms the North commercially. This is due, in large measure, to what WBTS historian David Blight has called (both the old and the new South): "the greatest conservative resistance to federal authority in American history."

Note that California, which often serves as the womb for every whacky leftist idea and experiment in the United States, is dead last. Coincidence? Hardly. Utopian, Marxist ideas work in cubicles, classrooms, and faculty lounges, but not in the real world. Note that the vast majority of leading states are governed by, relatively speaking, conservative principles. Apparently, "resistance to federal authority" has its benefits. Conservatism, culturally and economically, still reigns in the South.

It's further worth noting that a number of leftists in Congress desire to impose - federal authority - union membership nationally (Card Check legislation), yet as the source article points out: "It may be no accident that most of the states in the top 20 are also right-to-work states."

Taken alone, this information might be classified as "anecdotal." But the specifics are simply "too" coincidental. The South fought, in part, for economic reasons. Evidently, in losing, they have somehow still managed to outflank the victors. Stonewall Jackson must be smiling.

(Thanks to Lindsay for sharing this with me.)

RANK STATE 2011 RANK 1-YEAR CHANGE
1 Texas 1 0
2 Florida 3 1
3 North Carolina 2 -1
4 Tennessee 4 0
5 Indiana 6 1

6 Virginia 7 1
7 South Carolina 8 1
8 Georgia 5 -3
9 Utah 9 0
10 Arizona 13 3

11 Colorado 12 1
12 Nevada 10 -2
13 Louisiana 27 14
14 Delaware 16 2
15 North Dakota 21 6

16 Wyoming 14 -2
17 Oklahoma 11 -6
18 Idaho 19 1
19 South Dakota 15 -4
20 Wisconsin 24 4

21 Alabama 26 5
22 Iowa 22 0
23 Kansas 25 2
24 Missouri 23 -1
25 Kentucky 17 -8

26 New Hampshire 18 -8
27 Nebraska 20 -7
28 Montana 28 0
29 Arkansas 30 1
30 Mississippi 38 8

31 Alaska 31 0
32 Maine 36 4
33 New Mexico 32 -1
34 West Virginia 42 8
35 Ohio 41 6

36 Minnesota 29 -7
37 Washington 34 -3
38 Vermont 40 2
39 Rhode Island 35 -4
40 Maryland 37 -3

41 Hawaii 43 2
42 Oregon 33 -9
43 Pennsylvania 39 -4
44 Connecticut 44 0
45 New Jersey 47 2

46 Michigan 46 0
47 Massachusetts 45 -2
48 Illinois 48 0
49 New York 49 0
50 California 50 0



Read the source article here.

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6 comments:

  1. Well 18th is not that bad, all things considered. Kind of surprised Colorado is so high even if they are a sanctuary state.

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  2. Brian in FloridaMay 9, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Only 50 States? What happened to the other 7?

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