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How Money Walks - How $2 Trillion Moved Between the States, and Why It Matters Kindle Edition

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DEROY MURDOCK: Congress, pay attention: Taxpayers go where rates are low. Author Travis Brown demonstrates how Americans between 1995 and 2010 shifted some $2 trillion in wealth by abandoning California, Illinois, New Jersey and other high-tax states and unpacking in low-tax states such as Florida, Nevada and Texas. --NH Register

MIKE HUCKABEE: This book is terrific. I wish every governor and more importantly every state legislator in the country would read this. --The Mike Huckabee Show

DR. ARTHUR LAFFER: Brown's How Money Walks should serve as a wake-up call for states imposing punishingly high tax rates on their citizens. --Arthur Laffer, former economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan

MIKE HUCKABEE: This book is terrific. I wish every governor and more importantly every state legislator in the country would read this. --The Mike Huckabee Show

DR. ARTHUR LAFFER: Brown's How Money Walks should serve as a wake-up call for states imposing punishingly high tax rates on their citizens. --Arthur Laffer, former economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan

About the Author

Travis H. Brown is the CEO and co-founder of Pelopidas, LLC, a St. Louis-based public affairs and advocacy firm. He is the president of Let Voters Decide, a coalition that supports state tax reform and the protection of voters' rights. He is a contributor to Forbes.com and a blogger at YourTaxCode. Travis travels the nation giving engaging, localized presentations based on the research in How Money Walks. To order additional copies of How Money Walks or to book Travis for a speaking engagement, please visit.

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  • File Size: 2328 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publication Date: January 14, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B12U5BK
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Rice on January 18, 2013
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In How Money Walks Travis Brown presents a different (and compelling) view of migration in the United States. It's the kind of topic that you may not know you're even interested in until you read this book. The information is presented in a way that is easy to understand. You'll have a lot to think about after you read this book!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dan Danford on July 24, 2013
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Nearly everyone loathes high taxes. Most of us are content to complain about them and few of us devote much thought to actual consequences. In fact, much tax policy discussion revolves around economic theory and - outside of government halls - it is one of those theoretical topics we'd just soon forget. Like college algebra, perhaps.

Every separate state collects taxes which compound federal income taxes. In other words, state taxes add to total citizen tax burdens, but they rise from different sources. Some states impose an income tax, but others don't. Florida is an interesting example of a state without income taxes, but the thriving tourist industry there also provides substantial other tax revenues. Florida residents enjoy very low state taxes.

Other states collect high income taxes, plus high municipal and/or property taxes, too. Sales taxes add to that burden, too. Add those chunks to federal income taxes and residents pay a sizable portion of their income in total taxes.

Surprisingly, outside of a few academics posing theoretical questions, no one seemed to notice how taxes influence shifts in population.

From 1995 to 2010, over $2 trillion of personal income (all sources) migrated from high income tax states to low income tax states. Those numbers are solid. Travis Brown analyzed fifteen years of IRS tax return data along with various state tax policies. The beauty of this book lies in simple explanations and easy-to-read data. His impeccable data points to a likely conclusion: people relocate from states with higher income taxes to states with lower (or no) income taxes. A very large and prosperous group of people.

The presentation is even-handed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave Bond on January 16, 2014
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Some people have said for years, "You can chart on a map, people moving from high-tax states to low-tax states." Well, now someone has done it. With this book, the corresponding website, [...], and a mobile app, Travis Brown has given anyone the ability to see how their state, county or city is faring, in terms of economic opportunity, compared to other places around the country.

Wealth-creation is not always a zero-sum game, but some states and locales are winners and some are losers in the competition to attract working wealth, represented in this book by adjusted gross income (AGI) as measured by the IRS. In my state, Oklahoma, we lost nearly $1 billion in working wealth, along with over 33,000 productive taxpaying citizens, between 1992 and 2010. The majority of that financial capital -- and the accompanying jobs and opportunity -- went to two states, Texas and Florida, that have no personal income tax. In other words, they do not penalize their citizens for working. In Oklahoma, we charge a penalty of over 5% on people who get up and go to work each day. Interestingly enough, however, Oklahoma began to climb out of its wealth-loss hole in 2005, precisely when the largest income tax rate reduction in state history was signed into law and began to take effect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joel Sackett on January 8, 2014
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Very technical (redundantly so) and slightly heavy on the numbers.

I'll excuse the redundancy because this is a topic that doesn't get nearly enough attention. If more people were aware of the disparity in the cost of living that various places offer, especially with regard to taxation - I believe the states who are doing it better for less would be more rewarded and the states doing more for exorbitant taxation would be more greatly penalized through migration out of their respective states.

Our family is moving this year out of Illinois to Tennessee and "How Money Walks" details many of the reasons why. Our family and friends will still primarily be in Illinois, but we are constantly trying to convince them to look at the data to lead them to their own conclusions to move out.

There are so many choices in this wonderful country to live for less and thus allowing to contribute to ones future years needs.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mike on March 20, 2013
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The title of this book is what caught my attention as I try to decide whether to keep my money in my state or set up residency in Florida in a few years. This was an easy read as Travis Brown brought statistics and numbers together in a way that makes you understand the impact it is having on my state and reinforces my interest in moving my home base. I hope he markets this not only to consumers but finds a way to get politicians to read this book and use it to make some good decisions for thier voters. Very interesting and a real eye opener for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jvdhawk on December 14, 2013
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Full of useful facts and clearly presented.
The comparisons with market caps of companies, sporting franchise valuations and actors' gross box receipts were a bit obtuse.
All in all a cogent look at why the tax and spend liberal apparatchiks in the blue states are headed into the abyss.
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