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Why Is California So Unattractive Compared to Texas?

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By Daniel Mitchell | cnsnews

Texas state flag (left) (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images) and California state flag (right) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Time for another edition of our long-running battle between the Lone Star State and the Golden State.

Except it’s not really a battle since one side seems determined to lose.

For instance, Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute often uses extensive tables filled with multiple variables when comparing high-performing states and low-performing states.

But when comparing California and Texas, sometimes all you need is one data source because it makes a very powerful point. Which is what he recently didwith that data on one-way U-Haul rental rates between California cities and Texas cities.

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