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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

A Rising Tide

Lifts all boats.

So we should be happy that, as the B'ham News reports, "Alabama ranked No.5 on a list of the nation's most business-friendly states in a study by Chicago's Pollina Corporate Real Estate."

Meanwhile, only eight other states have a higher percentage of their population living in poverty than does Alabama. Only eight other states have a lower median family income than Alabama.

I guess Alabama has a lot of leaky boats. Or people with no boats at all. What does the rising tide do to them?