Is Texas representative of America's future, <a href="http://www.austin360.com/aas/insight/010503/0105insight.html">as this article from The Economist suggests?</a>. A widening gap between rich and poor, budget shortfalls, a political system owned by business interests, a heavy reliance on the military-industrial complex, executive corruption, and conservative sweep at the polls. Does America look like this? Or Is this the American that's following Texas' lead: A wide-open land of low regulation giving people the freedom to build something from nothing. A place to start over. As Davy Crockett said, 'You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.' Cotton, oil, high technology. A healthy export-based economy, a diverse population, and an opening border. Does Texas represent "America on steroids", as the article states? edit: fixed link.