you are talking 150 years ago. Why did baxter and Cat open new plants in Ga? Why does Alabama produce over 70,000 cars a month when they did not produce a single car 20 years ago? Why is Airbus opening a plant in Alabama? I could go on. The south learned many thinkgs over the last 150 years. Some lessons still need to be learned (vouchers for education). But one thing has always been true in the south. Small government.