Techxodus — Tablet Magazine

Vermont Folk Troth

The flight of terrified techies from California to Texas marks the end of one era, and the beginning of a new one

California today provides a model for America as a whole,” Peter Leyden, CEO of Reinvent, declared in a TED talk in 2018:

In the early 2000s, California faced a similar situation to the one America faces today. Its state politics were severely polarized, and state government was largely paralyzed. … The solution for the people of California was to reconfigure the political landscape and shift a supermajority of citizens—and by extension their elected officials—under the Democratic Party’s big tent. The natural continuum of more progressive to more moderate solutions then got worked out within the context of the only remaining functioning party. This model of politics and government is by no means perfect, but it is far ahead of the nation in coming to terms with…

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