So how does go California, anyway? A stream of articles and editorials over the last year has sketched a sad picture of the once-Golden State’s economic outlook. Much has been said of the budget crunch, political gridlock and the stranglehold of public-sector labor unions on the body politic.
Victor Davis Hanson explores the changed reality of life in central California which forms one part of this story. It’s a different place than when the writer grew up there, now resembling parts of the third world in his estimation. Two Californias, published in National Review, has been making the rounds on the web and deserves reading.