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The Decline: The Geography of a Recession

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  1. Holy Diver

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    Is it just me or did the liberal states go quicker?
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    is everything partisan?
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    Partisan or by politic... liberals and conservatives govern differently. I thought it was interesting.
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    Speaking from the perspective of a Californian, Iits difficult to roll with that assumption. The general population considers this state to be "liberal. In reality it has two liberal pockets, and the state as a whole is very conservative. Yet you see the state falling to the national epedemic too. Also, the areas of California that havent gone into the black, ARE the liberal areas (SF and LA)

    If you are able to take your partisan hat off for a second, and re-examine the map again, I say its more of the proximity to water and oceans that seem to be affected more than the red/blue thing. You see states along the banks of the Mississippi and both coasts filling up faster than the areas of the country where basically nobody lives (The farm belt)

    If you use the partisan goggles, by the end of it, you are sayinbg that only 4 states are conservative?

    If we generally take a snapshot of the final part of the data... we see that the only place with low unemployemnt, is the only place that is actually MANUFACTURING. and by that I mean "Farming".
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    So they both say...
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    #54 Jersey

    Post of the day.
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    That map isn't going to get much better, any time soon either. So much for the stimulus bill. We're looking at some flat, or at best uneven growth, for the next 1-2 years. When things start to turn around, it'll be 2012, and the world will be destroyed anyway. What a bummer. :D
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    Many things are policy related......;)
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    Well you can say that, or you can say the states with 80% of all the jobs were hit worse, and that just so happens to be most of the liberal states. :)

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