Rick Perry Says Come On Down to California Businesses

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“Its not a serious story guys, It’s like a little radio ad and you guys run like lap dogs to report it. … It’s not a burp, it’s barely a fart.”

Texas Governor Rick Perry says come on down to California businesses.  In a recent ad, Governor Perry bought $24,000 of airtime to broadcast this message in California.  Governor Jerry Brown responded, ” “Its not a serious story guys, It’s like a little radio ad and you guys run like lap dogs to report it. … It’s not a burp, it’s barely a fart.”

Economists, unlike politicians, try to quantify issues like this.  One common measure of supply and demand is the rental rates for trucks for one-way trips between two destinations.  I used U-Haul’s rates for a 14 foot truck between Burbank, CA and Dallas, TX.  The Burbank to Dallas rate was $1,546.00.  Dallas to Burbank: $829.00.  Conclusion: more people want to move from Burbank to Dallas than vice-versa.

Governor Brown has changed a lot over the decades between his terms as governor.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to have learned any economics.

Burbank To Dallas

Burbank To Dallas

 

 

Dallas To Burbank

Dallas To Burbank