Joel Kotkin writes at UnHerd that the red states are thriving while the blue states are not. Historically downtrodden West Virginia is booming, if you can credit it. Red states are experiencing growth in both jobs and population, blue states are losing both.
It turns out that the strongest support for Joe Biden lies with the regions — notably the West Coast and the Northeast — that are doing most poorly both economically and demographically. In contrast, the most pro-Trump and anti-Biden states are flourishing.
Red states are experiencing growth in both jobs and population, blue states are losing both. Let me suggest how to think about this trend: the 20th Century had its rust belt, the 21st Century has its very urban blue states - primarily NY, IL, CA, plus maybe NJ and MA. In each century, they are the places modern development has superseded as they represent old technology and ways of doing things.