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  • What a shame

    Posted by In-Cog-Nito on March 7th, 2004 (All posts by )

    I have been considering moving to Virginia for various reasons, one of which is to get out of California. But it seems Virginia’s state of affairs ain’t much better than California’s…

    Good summary article by Paul Jacob.


    5 Responses to “What a shame”

    1. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      No taxes in Baghdad….No gun laws…Not even elections. Heaven I tell you !

    2. Richard A. Heddleson Says:

      Every place has its problems, you’ve just got to pick the ones you want to live with. California will bounce back, but I’m leaving anyway because it makes sense for a lot of personal reasons and it simply isn’t as desirable a place as it was 20 years ago.

    3. In-Cog-Nito Says:

      Chalk up another tax payer leaving California. They need someone to step in and cut cut cut.

    4. Rahul Says:

      I’m in CA, and it sucks. Have been looking to get out for a while – so far, within the US, NH seems to be the best, most free option. Though, sometimes I wonder, why not simply move to the free-est spot on the PLANET? Which would be HK, but I’m not too excited about Beijing messing it up whenever its in the mood.
      Any runner up ideas? Would any of you leave the US?

    5. Jonathan Says:

      Rahul, the problem with HK is that its dependence on the PRC makes it not so free. There is also the more general problem of making oneself dependent on the political climate of a small, prosperous city-state that can’t defend itself. And in terms of the actual life-options that would be available to you, HK is a bit limited. The U.S., for all of its flaws, still offers IMO the broadest range of options for individuals. It’s big enough and diverse enough that you can go to Arizona if you don’t like the gun laws in NY, or to NY if you miss the opera in Arizona. There are lots of states in the U.S. that offer more hospitable business and personal legal climates than CA does. You just have to decide which set of tradeoffs to accept.