Quote of the Day
As cities and blue states become more confiscatory and hostile to property rights, they drive out wealthier people and wealth creators. And as prosperous people leave, the politics become more confiscatory and hostile to property rights. And the cycle continues.
May 8, 2023
America’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Moment Arrived, New IRS Data Show
Interesting observation. It is possible that all positive feedback loops in the social order are bad news for the participants. The only thing I know for certain is this feedback loop is not an exception.
I would like to have a good model for the state of things a decade or so after “Atlas Shrugged”. Somehow, I don’t think it will bear much resemblance to Gault’s Gulch in Colorado as envisioned by AI:
The high net worth people who left weren’t the counterweight against the decline, they are the ones that year after year supported the groups that created the insanity and will likely infect their new homes with the same woke virus.
That, and voting in the hell-holes that are headed for disaster is nothing more than mummery, the outcomes were determined long before the votes were gathered.
It’s the loss of indoor plumbing that most people will miss as civilization declines.
Yes, why would Galt build what he fled in his gulch? AI is A, but not always very I. Trad Western architecture rocks. Modern architecture is sterile, soulless, and depressing.
I expect that one book that many refugees living in Galt’s Gulch would read (if it, or an analogue, exists in the world of Atlas Shrugged) is The Fountainhead, so they would build what they imagine Howard Roark would design.
Like the AI picture. They always try to bring the lifestyle they had with them. And it never fits in.
But on the blight side. That Cloward-Piven on the border thing seems to be working as planned. So, watch where you step these day!
Training wheels for states north and west.
You put your weed in it!
Quit my job and escrow closed 13 days ago. I’m taking my trade, my family, and my tax dollars to somewhere else.
“Why does it take so long to get my stuff fixed?!!”
Couldn’t tell you, call Scooby and the gang.
Back in Dot Com days, California had 28 thousand people who were paying income tax on $1M+.
After a couple of anti-success, confiscatory income tax hits on that group, there are less than 1k people left in that category. (The Left hates people more successful than themselves. )