I have posted lots of articles on what I am calling the Failed State of Texas. This is a good one, from Vox, but I will limit these in the future. It has basically all been said at this point. I’m will add one point about where governments, in my opinion, go wrong. When your government holds power by means other that popular support for policies, you are living in a failed state. It has nothing to do with left or right, rich or poor. I will double down on this and say that if the same group of people is running your city / state / country for more than say, a decade, you are living in a corrupt, failed state.