If the states in the US were defined by the degree to which people interacted economically, they might look more like this map. People within these state borders are more likely to pass dollar bills between them than with people outside the border. We might think of these as interaction states.
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- Speaking for the only portion of that map I've passed any dollar bills in for the last ten years or so (the Northwest corner), I find it to make perfectly good intuitive sense.Apr 1, 2013
- The more we can dollarize the world economy the more leverage our central bank has. Best of all exporting dollars primarily relieves demand side pressure, which gives our capital more value, creating jobs.Apr 1, 2013
- Fascinating.Apr 1, 2013
- Interesting that New York State is split by the Hudson River (mostly).Apr 1, 2013
- As a proud resident of Wyutahovada, I'm glad to see my state finally getting some recognition.Apr 1, 2013
- Calvadazona here.Apr 1, 2013
- This seems very close to "which large urban area in your time zone/culture zone are you affined to". Eastern NM is doing business with Amarillo and Lubbock (not the entirety of West Texas) and Western Louisiana is doing business with Dallas and Houston (not all of East Texas). The mayors of major urban areas rule the planet in this century. The reason to ignore Rick Perry (other than a general lowering of blood pressure...) is that Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and El Paso MAYORS find him trivially unimportant.Apr 1, 2013
- The phenomenon is really interesting with geographical areas and divides (rivers/mountains/plains) tending to concentrate their business activity; with the sole exception of Mormontopia with Utah, S. Idaho, E. Nevada, etc; mostly defined by their religious affiliation and business practices.Apr 1, 2013
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