(CNN) If you want to know what Southern heritage is all about, don't follow the debate over the Confederate flag.
One battle the Confederate flag is still winning
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Follow the money, says Michael Lind, a historian and native Southerner.
While the Confederate battle flag may be coming down in places like South Carolina, there is one part of the Old South's heritage that is becoming more popular.
"Southernomics," an economic policy honed in the Old South, is spreading across the United States, says Lind, author of "Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States."