Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Purple = blue; Green = red.

The folks at The Tax Foundation have a really informative map showing the migration of yearly income from each state and whether or not a state is a net gainer/loser.  Here's the map (as always, click to enlarge):

Purple means people moved away and took their incomes with them; green means this is where the leavers went.  Note how closely it maps onto a red-blue political map.  For example, the three biggest loser states above are NY, Illinois, and California -- the three strongest examples of the blue economic model (in other words, massive state government).  And the three biggest gainer states are Florida, Texas, and Arizona, much more Republican, smaller government-friendly states.  There is a lot more of interest at the Tax Foundation post, including an income migration calculator.  Click here!