California’s self-immolation continues unabated. Joel Kotkin notes that nearly 4 million more Americans have left California than have entered the state in the last 20 years. That’s a serious exodus by any standard, and especially troubling when the state is increasing taxes as a methodology for budget balancing.
California’s future plans, however are like something out of “Blade Runner” with urban corridors and mandated population densities and living spaces. Kotkin seems to agree:
“What I find reprehensible beyond belief is that the people pushing [high-density housing] themselves live in single-family homes and often drive very fancy cars, but want everyone else to live like my grandmother did in Brownsville in Brooklyn in the 1920s,”
“The new regime”—his name for progressive apparatchiks who run California’s government—”wants to destroy the essential reason why people move to California in order to protect their own lifestyles.”
If I wanted California to fail, I would continue to do exactly what the Government is doing. The math doesn’t compute, the government and our legislators are helplessly cocooned and are unapologetically protecting their political careers while ignoring the impending problems initiated by their predecessors but exacerbated by today’s inaction.