Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Golden State isn't worth it --

The Golden State isn't worth it -- "Joel Kotkin of and Chapman University told the Los Angeles Times in March: 'Twenty years ago, you could go to Texas, where they had very low taxes, and you would see the difference between there and California. Today, you go to Texas, the roads are no worse, the public schools are not great but are better than or equal to ours, and their universities are good. The bargain between California's government and the middle class is constantly being renegotiated to the disadvantage of the middle class.'"
Blockbuster article that shows why California's entire model of political economy has failed.

1 comment:

Fred Pilot said...

From the LA Times article:

"For the sake of both California and their own political ideals, its advocates ought to be leading the charge against every excess and inefficiency that deprives taxpayers of good value for their dollars. That won't happen until they stand up to their coalition partners by breaking their Faustian political bargain with California's self-serving governmental-industrial complex."

Would it be fair to state that the mass privatization of local government in the form of local government mandated common interest developments governed by "homeowner associations" is a major element of the "governmental-industrial complex?"