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Yahoo Does the Sound and Fury, But it Don’t Signify August 11, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.
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Yahoo is a source of really bad, really liberal takes on current events, and today’s breathless article on a wave of emigration from America is no exception:

Frightened by shootings, appalled at Trump, Americans are voting with their feet — to leave

“Wow!” sez the curious reader, “Exactly how many people are leaving?”

Americans are not flocking to the exits, but some of them are thinking about it, and some are talking about it, and at least a few are acting on the idea.

So, no wave of emigration at all.

It’s like high school yearbook staffers are running the news department at Yahoo.

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1. Sobek - August 11, 2019

I’m thinking about creating a tech startup that will compete with Yahoo. Now pay me money.

2. lauraw - August 12, 2019

*forks it over*

3. geoff - August 12, 2019

Sobek’s compelling pitch reminds me of this old post which is perpetually linked at H2.

4. Sobek - August 13, 2019

Thanks, Laura. Now I’m going to think about doing some other stuff and hope I get credit for it.

I’m going to paint the greatest painting in the world.

5. Sobek - August 13, 2019

Incidentally, I think the concept of voting with one’s feet is a great one: if the place you live isn’t working out for you, find a better place. The worst regimes in history have to build walls and machine gun nests to keep people from voting with their feet. The genius of federalism is that it allows people to vote with their feet and still benefit the nation as a whole. The slow decay of federalism, driven by an over-enthusiastic Congress and a complacent judiciary, has been a disaster.

6. geoff - August 13, 2019

Incidentally, I think the concept of voting with one’s feet is a great one:

…so long as you wash well before you fill out your ballot.

7. geoff - August 13, 2019

if the place you live isn’t working out for you, find a better place.

Which is why strengthening States’ rights is important.


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