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Good-Bye, Zimbabwe, U.S.A.: Ben Shapiro Explains Why He’s Leaving California

Posted on | September 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

More than a decade ago, I began comparing California to the kleptocratic regime of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe:

The thievish, parasitical mentality of liberals, who view taxpayers only a source of plunder, eventually runs head-on into economic reality. Capital is portable, and predatory governments will eventually cause disinvestment, as investors seek opportunities elsewhere. As investment flees, private-sector employment stagnates and declines, and smart young people leave to find someplace where they have a chance to get ahead.

Once this trend reaches a tipping point — and Jerry Brown’s return to the governorship in 2011 seems to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back in California — the collapse accelerates. The decision of native Californian Ben Shapiro to leave for Tennessee, taking with him 75 employees of his Daily Wire website, is explained:

California is not on a trajectory toward recovery; it is on a trajectory toward oblivion. Taxpayers are moving out — now including my family and my company. In 2019, before the pandemic and the widespread rioting and looting, outmigration jumped 38%, rising for the seventh straight year. That number will increase again this year.

Read the whole thing.



One Response to “Good-Bye, Zimbabwe, U.S.A.: Ben Shapiro Explains Why He’s Leaving California”

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