Dan Smith--BYU wrote:
Subtract Silicon Valley megawealth and all that factitious "growth" goes away. That's all the result of money printing by the Fed. On the other hand, with 12 percent of the population, 33 percent of America's families getting TANF assistance live here. Oakland is the fifth most dangerous city in America, despite having pretty much all the perfect conditions that exist in Sydney.
But it's interesting to note that a good lefty like Cor-Ten loves Cali, home of the country's greatest inequality and unaffordable housing. And Obama under whom the SV billionaires made that money for 50K Warriors playoff seats while the middle class stagnated.
It's not just the politics. Even moderate places like Orange County and San Diego County are just too fucking crowded and dirty. For all the bullshit about sustainability, Californians don't seem to be all that into making it happen.
The prettiest and most "sustainable" part of the state, with low crime is actually the northern third, where few people choose to live or visit. When California leaves, I'd like to keep the State of Jefferson.
Ironically, the mid-South such as Tennessee has a lot more of what Californians say the care about when they're trying to impress people.
Well, except weed.
Nashville is 4th hotest RE market in the US, Knoxville & Chattanooga are almost as hot. United Van Lines moves 50 LI NY families to middle TN per month. Those that can are fleeing the shitholes. Voluntary resettlement. Irony is many helped create the soon to be 3rd world dump they're leaving. Trick for the cranes in the sky towns is not to let them metastasize their culture.
Positioning for the inevitable, buying tobacco warehouses and farms.