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Going Galt, New York Style

by @ 5:25 pm on October 28, 2009. Filed under Economics, Individual Liberty, Politics

New Yorkers are giving the Bronx cheer to high taxes:

More than 1.5 million state residents left for other parts of the United States from 2000 to 2008, according to the report from the Empire Center for New York State Policy. It was the biggest out-of-state migration in the country.

The vast majority of the migrants, 1.1 million, were former residents of New York City β€” meaning one out of seven city taxpayers moved out.

β€œThe Empire State is being drained of an invaluable resource β€” people,”the report said.

See, that’s where you get it wrong, people are not a resource to be used by the government.

Billy Beck picked up on that line in the story:

Try to understand this elementary principle of collectivist politics: you are not yours. Your life does not belong to you. You are a “resource” to be employed at the discretion of others, and if you don’t think so, then your only alternative is to uproot your life, leave your home and become a refugee in search of freedom. This is precisely the condition of those Europeans who abandoned their homes when America was once the only light of freedom in the world.

Now, there is nowhere to run to.

So it would seem.

H/T: Vodkapundit

2 Responses to “Going Galt, New York Style”

  1. John G says:

    Maybe the authorities in New York should build a wall…you know, with watch towers, dogs, and machine guns?

  2. NYC is working as hard as it can to be the next Detroit.

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