Texas vs. California
Texas vs. California
Red Beats Blue at Its Own Game

Rick Perry is enjoying more good news at California’s expense: Texas has surpassed California as America’s leading tech export state, partly because manufacturing costs are lower there. It’s mostly blue voters and officials who have been bemoaning the export of America’s factory jobs to China. But it’s our bluest state whose labor costs are so high that it can’t retain the manufacturing jobs its own tech sector creates.

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