HMW Team

National Review: Suicide Pact

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It’s not just Texas eating the economic lunch of basket-case states such as California and New York. Kansas City saw about 9,500 new jobs created between May 2012 and May 2013 — every one of them on the Kansas side of the border, where residents and businesses enjoy a significant tax advantage thanks in part to the leadership of Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas conservatives. Johnson County, Kan., gained nearly $800 million in adjusted gross income between 1992 and 2010, and the biggest chunk of it came from Jackson County, Mo., which is down some $1.78 billion in AGI over the same period. Money walks, which is the point of Travis H. Brown’s book How Money Walks, and his website, which contains a wealth of excruciatingly detailed data about where people are taking their families, their businesses, and their income.

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