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  • Boom! — Low Taxes, Small Gov’t Are Transforming the Lone Star State

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    ReasonTV: “A state like this where you see so much growth and so much change…having a limited government apparatus on top of that and a robust private sector has been really good for us,” says Erica Grieder, senior editor of Texas Monthly and author of the book Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas. “For the past 10 to 12 years, every economic metric you look at is better than the country as a whole—is better than what you see in most states—and is also pretty broad-based.”

    Texas has done so well economically, that in October 2013 TIME Magazine declared Texas was the country’s future.

    Grieder credits what she calls the “Texas model”—a limited government apparatus based on low taxes and low services—for the Lone Star State’s economic success. Between June 2009 and June 2011, Texas created 40 percent of America’s new net jobs. In that period, …read more