It's possible to make an argument that a growth path that allows for largely unrestricted development is a better way to go than a path that tries to constrain growth to protect the quality of life. However, it doesn't make sense to argue the case based simply on the fact that the former path leads to more growth. There is no doubt that the Texas growth path will lead to more jobs. The question is whether it creates a society where people want to live. Many people are willing to pay lots of money to live elsewhere.