This weekend, Paul Krugman argued that the South grew largely due to air conditioning. While that probably played a role (though it shouldn’t be overestimated), it’s odd that he ignores the massive Keynesian stimulus the South received–and continues to receive.
It’s easy to grow your population and economy when you’re getting buckets of money dumped on your head. Kinda thought Krugman of all people would get this.
The American right wing is a prime example of the maxim: “He who sucks the teat hardest is the one who hates mommy the most.”