- Mar 10, 2017
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WTF are you even talking about?
California is gentrifying. They are experiencing "brain gain" (opposite of "brain drain"), as educated and successful people are formed in and flood into the State, and as less educated people leave. That being the case, it makes perfect sense that California is getting more blue.So it did shrink, first time since at least 1900? I'll stand by my prior post, thanks.
Last year, California’s population decreased for the first time in recorded history and it lost a congressional seat. The state is starting to develop a two-tiered society, with higher-income, educated tech workers clustering in the major coastal cities while lower-income, less-educated workers are relegated to the interior of the state or forced out altogether. Now, a new study finds that business headquarters are also leaving the state at a record pace.
From 2000 to 2020, California experienced a net loss of 2.6 million people to other U.S. states.
ts total population was propped up by natural population increases and strong foreign immigration, but in 2020 foreign immigration decreased and the state’s birth rate continued its steady decline. As a result, California’s total population fell by 182,000 people.
More worrying for California than the actual number is the trend. There were more relocations in the first half of 2021—74—than in all of 2018 or 2020, and the monthly average in 2021 so far—12—is double the overall average of six. So, while reported relocations slowed down during the pandemic, they are accelerating as the economy reopens. It’s unclear whether this is the new normal, but it’s not a good sign for California.
Businesses Are Fleeing California Along With Its Residents, And President Biden Should Pay AttentionCalifornia has lost 265 business headquarters since 2018, and the pace of relocations appears to be accelerating.www.forbes.com
Similarly, Texas is experiencing "brain gain", while not coincidentally trending more blue.
And the red States are experiencing "brain drain", as the more educated residents flee. Naturally, those State get more red as this happens.
So it's shaping up more and more to be a two party system, where one party represents the more educated people in society, while the other grabs up the less educated among us. The divide is growing...