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Our economy is flawed

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Growth slows, state’s economy diversifies - really

By Harold Morgon

Finally, we almost have a new governor. Finally, also, we know the number of New Mexicans, 2,059,179 residing in the state as of April 1, 2010, plus another 8,094 living outside the country.
We know the state’s rate of population increase, 13.2 percent during the past decade, was half the rate of the 1990 to 2000 decade.
A good guess, if the Census Bureau’s between-census estimates are anywhere near correct, is that most of our population growth came from making babies. New Mexico holds much less appeal for grownups than do Arizona and Colorado.
As we move into the Susana Martinez administration, from the same old sources, we hear the same old easy and fatuous dialogue.
Our economy is “flawed,” they say. (Gee, what economy isn’t flawed?) “The state is too reliant on … government (and) it would be great to diversify beyond our mineral riches…” The number of unemployed people is much higher than the official figures, another says. And the old chestnut: We have, per capita, many people holding PhD degrees. To all, my response is, well, like, so what.
The real questions are: What is the New Mexico economy? What do we do?


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