California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
Is California beyond repair? A sizable number of Golden State citizens have concluded that it is. Incessant budget crises plus a government paralyzed by partisan gridlock have led to demands for reform, even a constitutional convention. But what, exactly, is wrong and how can we fix it? In California Crackup, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul provide clear and informed answers. Their fast-paced and often humorous narrative deftly exposes the constitutional origins of our current political and economic problems and furnishes a uniquely California fix: innovative solutions that allow Californians to debate their choices, settle on the best ones, hold elected officials accountable for results, and choose anew if something doesn’t work.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KidSisyphus - LibraryThing
I propose a ballot initiative that replaces the current inscription at the State Office Building that reads, "Bring Me Men to Match My Mountains!" with the more appropriate, "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Read full review
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Required reading for anyone living or planning to move to California. The vast influx of people to the Golden State resulted in too many people wanting too many different things AND with too much ... Read full review