Beats Me: Liberal Facsism Necessary But Not Sufficient, Maybe?
Bill Quick

Now, this is odd, isn’t it?

Capitol Alert: California home ownership continues slide, now second lowest | State | SanLuisObispo.com

California’s rate of homeownership continued a years-long slide in 2012 and is now the second lowest in the nation, according to a new Census Bureau report.

Just 54.1 percent of Californians lived in homes during the last quarter of 2012 that they or their families owned, the Census Bureau reported. Only New York, at 53.1 percent, had a lower rate.

The top five states ranked by percentage of home ownership, fourth quarter 2012:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Delaware
  3. Mississippe
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Michigan

And the lowest percentage (worst first):

  1. District of Columbia
  2. New York
  3. California
  4. Nevada
  5. Hawaii

Make of that what you will. Before I saw the actual Census Bureau report, I assumed that the top and bottom groups would break out mostly along red and blue lines, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. Sure, all five of the bottom feeders, including the two most populous states in the country, went for Obama, in most cases heavily.

But one doesn’t think of Michigan, New Hampshire, or Delaware as being big basions of conservative politics or economic policy, either.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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