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September 14, 2020

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You misspelled Malthus

Everything's Jake

Newsom may be the worst, ever! No accountability--just points at bogeymen for all failures in governance.

Bruce Dickinson

Well, looks like the SF Chronicle's "Native Son" needs to have a much more global perspective. Japan is slightly smaller than California but has over 3x the population. And guess what, Japan has virtually no natural resources, it imports natural gas, oil, iron ore, gold, or copper and is completely surrounded by salt water. It also has an aging population, virtually no population growth but enjoys an extremely high standard of living, is environmentally friendly, very economically productive and has minimal crime.

So to Joe's point, why do things seem to function pretty well in that country while California, which has so many more natural advantages, is a veritable &hit show (pardon my French)?

It is about leadership and government efficacy. Over the past 40 years, I challenge anyone to point to Bruce Dickinson, ONE public policy success story in California on any topic (education, transportation, healthcare, energy, etc etc).

I'm afraid all I will be hearing is crickets chirping!

That track record (or lack thereof) speaks for itself.

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