Watch Texas Whip It
When most people think of Texas, they immediately think of how big the state is, and sometimes the misconception is that it is the biggest state when it actually is not. However, there is more to the state than its size. Texas is populated with a majority of racial minorities, governed by the most limited government that follows a very minimalist model. In Erica Grieder’s Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What American Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas, she points out that the genius behind Texas is the model it lives which calls for low taxes and minimal services, a limited government constructed from prior disdain of the federal government, and the creation of a business friendly state that helps stimulate the growth in economy and in population; and though each carry their own disadvantages, Texas seems to find a way to teach America something.
In Erica Grieder’s book, she points out that Texas has a governing philosophy called the The Texas Model where it calls for low taxes and low services (23). It can be said that this would not be deemed helpful for the people, since many require the public services of the government, especially in the fields of education and health care. However, Grieder states that statistics show otherwise, the model is working for Texas. Apparently, Texas is highly averse to taxes, part of the aversion due to the limits in taxing authority of the state itself, which also helps to create a business-friendly state. Due to the