off topic not baseball but watched a documentory about civil war the other night was compelling interesting viewing.
seems the south or confederate states have never truely recovered or been "allowed" to prosper.
anyway go kc
The south "never been allowed to recover"? Might want to check your sources for their particular bent. Coke is headquartered in Ga for goodness sake and has been forever it seems. Every state has underperforming areas, looking at a state average is probably pretty misleading and then how do you define success. Rural poor folks in MS seem to enjoy their lives a lot more than urban poor in LA, maintain their faith traditions better, maybe have higher odds of earning the ultimate reward...
I truely don't know any of the answers, just know enough about statistics to know that the documentary you watched cherry picked the data to make the intended point, especially if it was pbs or npr or fox or cnbc or abc or let's admit it, all of them.
Thanks time it needed to be commented on --------
Seems to me that any presentation these days designated "documentary or history based information" seems to have a lot of "spin".
To maintain the Poor South premise these days one has to ignore Florida, Texas, North Carolina and of course Lousiana's gas and oil industry along with the gulf offshore energy industry. Not to mention Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky, who don't seem to be in total shambles.
If owned slaves were counted as empoverished citizens pre war era, The economy might not have changed all that much by the war.
And the blame is always placed in a desired direction. --
No one looses a war at home without long term damage, but If a true comparison of the economy pre war were compared to the economy post war. The depressed economic problems in an overall comparison probably do not show after the 1930's TVA project and WW2 industrial growth. Except in targeted industries.
The economy has just changed since that era.
Like the growth in "Duck Calls" We see and present what we want to see and present to achieve the message we want to deliver.