I’m talking about Michigan’s outgoing governor, Jennifer Granholm, under whose leadership the Michigan economy kept getting worse and worse. Granholm, a progressive Democrat who puts her faith in governmental programs rather than allowing the free market’s processes of competition and discovery to find the best uses of resources, leaves office with Michigan in the doldrums, despite all of her efforts. Nevertheless, as we learn in this [email protected] post she has written a Politco piece telling politicians to keep going with their central planning.

It’s not a mere coincidence that heavily politicized states like Michigan and California have high unemployment and out-migration, while states with relatively little politicization like Texas enjoy economic growth, low unemployment, and in-migration.