Transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft have been operating in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio for months now, even though they're currently illegal in those cities.
As far as metrics for assessing the health of state economies go, how many of a state's residents place on Forbes' list of the 400 Richest Americans is not a particularly good one. That's good news, because if it were, Texas would be on the decline.
One hundred dollars is as much an abstract concept as a quantifiable figure: What would you do with . . . ? And your answer might differ depending on where you're based. After all, $100 gets you a lot more in some places than in others.
That's the point of a new map released by the Washington DC-based think tank the Tax Foundation, which breaks down—state-by-state—exactly how much purchasing power $100 has throughout the U.S.