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Monday, July 20, 2009

Two American Models: California vs. Texas

California is broke; Texas performs the best during this recession.





A debate on two different American models and who may have America's future. From my favorite On Point with Tom Ashbrook at local Boston station.

Forever, it seemed, California was the bright horizon of the American dream. The Golden State, with surf and mountains, high tech and endless bounty.

Now, California is broke. Worse than broke. And if you look at the economic numbers, the new American champ among the fifty states is… Texas. The Lone Star State. Immigrants, ranchers, oil men, builders. The fastest-growing population in the country.

So, is this the very different new horizon of the American dream? Texas?

This Hour, On Point: California, Texas, and the debate over who may have the model for the American future.