The hippie containment policy: maybe an urban legend, or maybe a fact, in either case, it seems to explain the large number of liberals and Ralph Naderites in Austin. The legend has it that in the 60's, as the powers that be attempted to deal with the growing hippie problem, they realized that they could not simply eliminate it, but maybe they could find a solution by driving all hippies to one location where they could be carefully monitored: deep in the heart of Texas, the capital, Austin, Texas.