August 17, 2012

IT'S POPULATION IS TOO LARGE ANYWAY:

There Is No California : Palo Alto and Fresno share a state government, but that's about it. (Victor Davis Hanson, 8/16/12, National Review)

"California" is a misnomer. There is no such state. Instead there are two radically different cultures and landscapes with little in common, the two equally dysfunctional in quite different ways. Apart they are unworldly; together, a disaster.

A postmodern narrow coastal corridor runs from San Diego to Berkeley; there the weather is ideal, the gentrified affluent make good money, and values are green and left-wing. This Shangri-La is juxtaposed to a vast impoverished interior, from the southern desert to the northern Central Valley, where life is becoming premodern.

With almost 40 million people it is at the outer margin of state size for economically successful democratic polities anyway.  It should be split up.
Posted by at August 17, 2012 5:22 AM
  

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