a-.-In-the-meantime-the-results-from-this-years-election-show-that-there-is-certainly-a-geographic-division-in-America-based-on-class-and-status-as-Democrats-won-in-the-richest-and-most-educated-communities-in-the-country.-As-people-migrate-these-divisions-political-educational-and-economic-among-American-communities-are-increasing.-Again-using-IRS-records-we-tracked-the-average-income-of-people-who-moved-from-county-to-county-since-the-2004-election.-Those-who-trekked-across-state-lines-from-2003-to-2007-and-settled-in-counties-that-grew-more-Republican-this-year-had-average-incomes-of-18300.-The-people-who-moved-into-counties-that-supported-John-Kerry-in-2004-and-then-shifted-more-Democratic-in-08-averaged-28100-in-yearly-income-over-50-percent-higher-than-those-migrating-to-the-reddest-of-counties.-There-were-44-counties-that-voted-for-John-Kerry-in-2004-but-for-John-McCain-this-November.-Most-of-these-counties-are-rural.-The-average-per-capita-income-of-the-people-who-moved-into-these-counties-between-the-two-elections-was-only-16500-a-year-—-34-less-than-those-who-migrated-at-the-same-time-into-the-331-counties-that-flipped-from-George-Bush-in-04-to-Barack-Obama-in-08.-People-with-fewer-money-making-skills-are-moving-into-counties-that-are-voting-increasingly-Republican.-Those-with-higher-incomes-and-more-education-are-moving-into-counties-that-are-voting-more-Democrat.-The-more-lopsided-the-local-political-victory-the-greater-the-differences-in-income-and-education.-We-dont-pretend-to-understand-the-full-meaning-of-how-this-country-is-dividing.-We-can-see-however-that-America-is-polarizing-not-only-politically-but-also-educationally-and-economically-—-and-that-a-country-Balkanized-by-skills-and-by-income-has-more-troubles-than-one-that-is-simply-divided-by-votes-in-a-presidential-election

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