There’s a neurotic need in the right-leaning media to declare that California is going down. The future belongs to Texas and Florida, where “woke” is a discouraging word — and climate change is somebody else’s problem, if it is a problem.
California has lost population in each of the last three years, while Texas and Florida are growing fast. The “story” is that high taxes are driving the rich out of California. And it’s true that some high-profile California magnates have left for Texas and Florida, neither of which tax income.
But that’s only a piece of the truth. The number of…