In a recent episode of the famous podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, episode #1514 with CEO and founder of Spartan Joe De Sena, Rogan unwraps his planned move to Texas, ditching his current home in the city of Los Angeles.
Rogan explains he’s fed up with several aspects of the metropolis, including government intrusiveness, poor management, overpopulation and homelessness.
“I think that it’s exposing the fact that it’s a real issue when you look at the number of people that are catching Covid because of this overpopulation issue, when you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that has accelerated radically over the last six, seven, ten years,” Rogan declared.
Rogan cited Texas as the former UFC commentator’s new chosen state of residence. In addition to the aspects of Los Angeles Rogan wanted to leave behind, he is seeking a home where “it’s easy to travel and somewhere where you have a little more freedom.”
The host discussed the state of business in California in an earlier episode, episode #1443 with Jonathan Ward. The owner of ICON and a designer and creator of coach-built premium automobiles, Ward described California’s business environment as extremely anti-business and full of government overreach.
“They don’t want anyone in California making anything except maybe solar-assisted bicycles. The business climate in the state of California and the associated HR [human resources] costs and insurance, workmen’s comp. [compensation], and liabilities [are overwhelming]. Every couple weeks, there is another absurd ruling that we get an update on.”
Ward even went into explaining how a company in California is supposed to deal with a drug using and thieving employee.
““You mean to tell me if I catch a dude smoking crack, while on the clock stealing my inventory, I can’t fire his ass on the spot? Nope.”
He went on explaining the process for dealing with a situation in which California has taken away a business’s ability to quickly fire an employee.
“If you do, you have to give him a weeks pay at the time of letting him go and you can’t make him sign anything that indemnifies you or protects you. You have to put him on probation.”
As the issues facing California look to only fester in the near future, the state will continue to lose residents, especially moderates such as Rogan.
In fact, the LA Times reported that 2018 brought in the least amount of residents of all time to the state.
“California’s 2018 population growth was the slowest in state history, new demographic data show — underscoring shifting immigration patterns, declining birthrates and economic strains that are making it harder for some to afford living here.”
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