The great migration myth

If California’s out-migration indicates failure, every other state is a basket case Photo courtesy California Freedom CoalitionCalifornia residents born elsewhere in the U.S. are being slowly replaced by native-born Californians. ■ Dave Marin / Contributed Tell me if you’ve heard this story before: thanks to sky-high housing costs, over-taxation, and/or failed liberal policies, Californians—especially the middle class—are fleeing the state. There’s one huge flaw: Californians aren’t actually leaving the state at anything like a significant rate. According the U.S. Census, between 2014 and 2015, California had the second lowest out-migration rate after Texas: slightly less than 21 out of every 1,000 California residents left. In the three years before that, California

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