Saturday, January 19, 2008


This covers it in a nutshell.

At some point we Californians should ask ourselves, how we inherited a state with near perfect weather, the world's richest agriculture, plentiful timber, minerals, and oil, two great ports at Los Angeles and Oakland, a natural tourist industry from Carmel to Yosemite, industries such as Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and aerospace—and serially managed to turn all of that into the nation's largest penal system, periodic near bankruptcy, and sky-high taxes.

Victor Davis Hanson.


Ellen K said...

Nice things and easy living attract lazy and acquisitive people. Not that everyone is like that, but there is the perception that life is easier where the land is pretty and the weather is fair. I remember being appalled that my sister in law's circle of designer types in LA didn't seem to think it was a problem to couch surf for months at a time or to linger without a job for years. I still don't get that.

Anonymous said...

The answer to your question -


Darren said...

I'm not so sure that's even the lion's share of the answer. If I had to give only one answer, it would be *liberalism*.