The earlier Census Bureau findings reported here showed the movement to predominantly politically red (Republican) states from blue (Democratic) states. Laffer, a member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board for both of his two terms (1981-1989) and chairman of Laffer Associates, and Moore of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board, attribute the economic attraction of the red states to three reasons:
Laffer and Moore see domestic migration as vindication that the low tax and business friendly policies of red states are succeeding while high tax and business unfriendly policies in the blue states are failing.
Readers responded - offering additional reasons for the domestic migration.
See the 15 fastest growing large metros in this Washington Post article.
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