Once a primary destination for Americans, L.A. – along with places like Detroit, New York and Chicago – now suffers among the highest rates of out-migration in the country.
The article nicely sums up why LA is a good place to be from and how unlikely it is to change now that it is in a death spiral.
Unmentioned, but very important to the decline is the massive illegal immigration encouraged by Los Angeles politicians over the last 20 years.
To me, the more LA became like Mexico the less I wanted to live there, visit there, do business there or have anything to do with it.
Whether it be street crime, graffiti, gangs, corrupt politicians, and even more worse, corrupt city bureaucrats, illegal immigrants lowered the standard of living in LA dramatically, and now I’m dubious it can be raised in the foreseeable future.
The loss of a vital city is a heavy price to pay so some businesses could make a quick buck of illegal labor and some politicians could have a few extra years in office from voters that should have never been here in the first place.
P.S. The article also didn’t mention the absolute collapse of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Once an innovative and efficient school system, it now wastes billions each year and is mired in fraud, in-efficiency and bad teaching and administrative practices.