October 17, 2007

Telling Our Less Fortunate Citizens Where the Opportunity Is

Justin Katz

I've got a piece in today's Providence Journal explaining two realities that ought to be considered in tandem: that Rhode Island is toppling or driving away those who make enough to be net gains for the state to the benefit of those who are net drains, and that there are really much better opportunities for low-skilled workers elsewhere.

Readers interested in some relevant charts can find them here.

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Well said Justin. It made me think of this line from Tarzan's New York Adventure.

Tarzan: [inside the smoke-filled Club Moonbeam in New York] Smell like a Swahili swamp. Why people stay?
Jane: It's what they call having a good time.

Posted by: Ben at October 17, 2007 6:51 AM

Why should the leave when the welfare programs top the nation in generosity?

Posted by: Mike at October 17, 2007 8:15 PM

Just a thought after a member of my family made the mistake yesterday of visiting a police department in the morning to file an accident report: Our fine policemen and women won't be too thrilled with your plan for a diaspora of Dunkin Donuts' employment pool.

Posted by: rhody at October 18, 2007 11:39 AM
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