WHY NEW YORK’S FUTURE IS FLEEING: Not enough jobs for the younger generation. Have you noticed that wherever what Walter Russell Mead calls the “blue state model” is applied, you get a crust of really rich people, jobs for some folks who service them, and then not much employment or opportunity for younger people?

UPDATE: Reader Kurt Lahey writes: “The ‘Blue-state model’ is really very old. In Norman France circa 1050AD it looked like this: A crust of very rich nobility, jobs for the courtiers that served them and not much opportunity for the young peasants and serfs. Change!” Heh.