A man from the land of Oz visits Texas

Tim Blair:
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Texas is like Australia with the handbrake off. There is no individual income tax and no corporate income tax, which explains the state’s rapid economic and population growth. A recent downturn has sparked some concern, however. Apparently Texas will only create another 150,000 jobs during 2015 – about the same number as Australia, from a population only a few million larger. In a good year, that number of jobs is easily generated by a single Texan city.
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It is worth reading in full.  Blair also visits a recent legal immigrant to Texas David Burge who has a place near Austin.

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