Re: Texas city revives paddling in schoolApr 19th, 2010
We all have our fantasies, though. One of mine is that I'd like to be the female version of the Silver Surfer.
Lone Star: Why Texas is doing so much better economically than the rest of the nation.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Once a separate nation, Texas has recently been behaving more like an independent economic republic than a regular state. While it hasn't been immune to the problems plaguing the nation, the Texas housing market, employment rate, and overall economic growth are relatively strong. Chalk some of this up to accidents of geology and geography. But Texan prosperity also reflects the conscious efforts of a once-parochial place to embrace globalization.
On several measures of economic stress, Texas is doing quite well. The state unemployment rate is 8.2 percent—high, but still one many states would envy. (California's is 12.5 percent; Michigan's is 14.1 percent.) It entered recession later than the rest of the country—Texas was adding jobs through August 2008—and started slowly adding jobs again last fall, thanks mostly to its great position in the largely recession-proof energy industry.
Why Texas is doing so much better economically than the rest of the nation. - By Daniel Gross - Slate...