Gov. Rick Perry is fond of saying that Texas is "wide open for business." A couple of months ago he was in Illinois offering hope to local companies suffering from burdensome government regulation. "There is an escape route to economic freedom," he said, "a route to Texas." He had a point, writes Steve Chapman. His state offers businesses room to roam. But there is an exception, Chapman notes: Tesla, a maker of luxury electric cars, which has found that the road into the Lone Star State is a dead end thanks to crony capitalism.
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