Sunday, December 15, 2013

California’s troubles are on every corner

A little to pro-Brown for my tastes, but the issues are real.
Despite its financial woes, California continues to talk about a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco that would cost tens of billions. On another front, the state ruled against allowing fracking for oil and gas despite having the largest shale deposits in the country. Many believe this one move alone could have helped release California from the grips of financial despair.

I have always loved visiting California, and the Bay Area in particular. But now I’m not so sure. The state’s problems are deep-seated and becoming clearly visible. In fact, the shivering evidence can be found on pretty much any street corner.

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