Where is English Not the Language Inside the Home?

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When last measured in 2013, 21% of the U.S. population spoke a language other than English at home. Among residents of such households, more than 40% indicate they speak English “less than very well”. Source: http://cis.org/record-one-in-five-us-residents-speaks-language-other-than-english-at-home The implications are profound for associated school systems, but the spatial distribution is asymmetric. The five Pacific states are defined here as California, Arizona, … Read More

How to Explain the Business Climate Within and Among Pacific States?

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For our purposes, we define the “Pacific States” as California, its Contiguous States, and Washington. Data source: http://www.forbes.com/best-states-for-business/list/#tab:overall Which of these rankings surprise you? Why? What is missing from these rankings? Other thoughts? Rank of State BusCosts LaborSupply RegEnvir EconClimate GrowthProspects QualityOfLife 10 Washington 17 4 30 14 2 34 12 Oregon 8 14 36 15 4 26 23 Arizona … Read More