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      10-27-2020, 04:42 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by Merami fan View Post
More people moving out than in. Defend that. And perhaps more importantly, tons of businesses leaving too. Lately and over the past several years.
Maybe it's the fires and "lockdowns".

My post was aimed at covid and wildfire responses. The arguments are contradictory and cherry picking.

But if want to change the subject, that's fine:

Economic osmosis. Property/taxes gets too expensive, people/businesses leave. If too many businesses leave, then the state attracts with incentives. It's all a natural cycle of economics and capitalism. CA is still highly desirable because of location and talent pool. People generally want to live here even if its expensive, and these people are desirable by employers, or they start their own businesses.

Originally Posted by Merami fan View Post
It's a big state. A lot of good, but its fair share of bad too. The negative remarks are largely fair and valid. You can say similar things about NY, particularly NYC.
I never said there wasn't anything bad. Some of the negative remarks are valid, but a lot of them lack perspective, especially the wildfire and covid ones. People who live out of state criticizing a state with an entirely different geography than theirs. They compare "states not on fire" to "states on fire" without regard to the rainfall and geography in those states. Dry weather, heat, valley winds, low humidity areas with lots of vegetation are going to have a different risk factor for fire than a wet, flat, cooler state.

That's just geography. Throw in a desirable weather and people wanting to live here but can't really afford it and you net poverty and overpopulation. Then you the perpetual nature of diversity. The more diverse the people, the more comfortable other people of similar ethnicities will be to live there as well. Now you have racial tension.

With fair weather you get a population of homeless that can make it through winter without dying and thus attracts more homeless people from around the country.

How can anyone fairly compare CA to a state with: wet weather and very little wildfires, cold winters that discourages the homeless, and a diverse dense population?

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