From: Spike Jones (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Feb 24 2002 - 19:26:56 MST
James Rogers wrote:
> Fast forward to the late 1990's, after a couple decades of sustained growth
> and population booms in Nevada and Arizona...
Great post James! Thanks.
> (For those interested, the State
> of Nevada has sustained an average 5% annual population growth for decades,
> the highest in the nation, due primarily to an intentionally favorable
> economic climate; everything is cheap, taxes are comparatively non-existent,
> and regulatory red tape is kept to a bare minimum. Not bad for a State that
> most people think of as a desert wasteland.)...
Here's something that may surprise those who have never seen it:
Nevada is one of the most scenic states in the lower 48. I would
put it in the top 3. They never sell that much in their tourist
brochures, only the gambling and legal harlotry. But Nevada has
much more to offer than that, so much more. If you ever see
one of those pictures of the US from space, notice the area which
is Nevada: mountain range after mountain range, like grand
ripples on a massive sea.
Vacation hint: fly to Reno, rent a car, drive across highway 50
to Ely, turn north to Elko, drive west to Battle Mountain, take 305
all the way down to Tonopah and head back toward Reno. Skip
the casinos and the whores, see what the great state of Nevada
is really about. As a bonus, Nevada is second only to Alaska in
being libertarian. spike
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