Mar
02
2012
5

#rsrh Voting with their feet: corporations continue to abandon Blue.

(H/T Instapundit) Walter Russell Mead’s wincing again:

Wall Street Bankers To Occupy Salt Lake City

The news that many evil bankers are fleeing New York City, pink slips in hand, will surely cheer the Occupy Wall Street crowd . But Salt Lake City has even more reason to be happy about this turn of events.

And I feel bad for the guy. Legitimately. Mead’s taking a bit long on his personal Vision Quest from liberal to conservative (while being surprised about how little actual changes have to be made in one’s opinions and policy opinions*), but everybody’s got a different Vision Quest.  I imagine it must distress him to see how the Democrats simply refuse to admit that there are flaws – easily fixed ones – in the urban blue model that is making corporations amenable to voting with their feet**…

Moe Lane

*I’m given to understand that it doesn’t work like that when you go the other way from conservative to liberal.  Certainly I’ve noticed (speaking from personal experience) that it’s a heck of a lot easier to be a conservative heretic than it is to be a liberal one.

**At some point some ostensibly-bright Democrat is going to try to come up with a scheme of punitive  relocation fees in order to try to keep the corporations’ tax revenues – and the corporations themselves, I suppose – in one state.  The fallout to that should be entertaining to watch.

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