Go...East, Young Man?

Commentator Andrei Codrescu speculates that with the economy in dire straits, California may experience a population loss as people move back to the states they left in the Great Depression.
July 26, 2009, 7am PDT | franny.ritchie
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"[W]hen I heard that the Golden State is selling off the furniture signed by its movie-star governor to raise money, I'm sure that a reverse migration is on the way. The grandchildren of Depression-era immigrants will be coming back to the Midwest to reinhabit the places their grandparents abandoned. The Midwest, including the beautiful Ozarks where I live, is still a bargain for land, but it isn't just the land: The people here know how to be poor, to work hard and to enjoy each other -– values that the hustle of California could never replace, for all its fading glamour."

Thanks to Franny Ritchie

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Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 in National Public Radio
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