One of California’s boasts over the years is that it’s possible to have a Progressively run state — including an open border and unlimited welfare for legal and illegal residents alike — and to be an economic powerhouse. As many have pointed out over the years, though, this is a peculiar contention. California’s economy has been kept afloat by Silicon Valley and the economy built to support it and, to a lesser extent, by the entertainment industry in Southern California. Outside those bubbles, California has the highest poverty rate in America, not to mention the largest homeless population.
Saturday, July 02, 2022