. . . high tax burdens don't. There are a lot of ways to prove this proposition. One of the most ingenious is by Tavis H. Brown, a Missouri political consultant, in "How Money Walks," a collection of essays by him and like-minded writers.
Using IRS data, he looks state-by-state at how aggregate individual income went up or down between 1995 and 2010. Texas, for instance, gained $22.1 billion while California lost $33.8 billion.
Mr. Travis says stunning amounts of aggregate income "walked," away from the high-tax states to the low-tax states.
If you are losing your working wealth to other states, you are losing your most precious cargo. These are your earners, your workers . . .