Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Foreboding Vision For Dying America: California

Sorry guys/gals.  The family has been sick.  I've been taxiing my daughter back and forth to school.  And now today she's sick.  My wife was sick a few days ago.  Finally I've found some time to blog.

So.....

Apparently the Golden State is going through inevitable systemic challenges ahead of the rest of us; and Californians seem to be struggling, pretty distemperately, in that process. Theirs is a world of increasing social problems, the decline of public services, and the specter of bankruptcy at the state and local levels. And today's headlines --"politics of farce," "failure of leadership," "ungovernable" -- bespeak a reputation as the worst-run state in the country.

The analogous dynamics of the contemporary California political system thus raise particularly tricky questions and provide some useful points of guidance about important developments in future America.

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