California vs. Texas Part Deux

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

William Voegeli joins the fun in City Journal.

Money quote:

Bill Watkins, executive director of the Economic Forecast Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has calculated that once you adjust for population growth and inflation, the state government spent 26 percent more in 2007–08 than in 1997–98. Back then, “California had teachers. Prisoners were in jail. Health care was provided for those with the least resources.” Today, Watkins asks, “Are the roads 26 percent better? Are schools 26 percent better? What is 26 percent better?”


UPDATE: Great minds think alike as Kotkin brings the pain in Forbes.

2 Responses to California vs. Texas Part Deux

  1. Patrick says:

    Here in Nevada the left-of-center newspaper, the Las Vegas Sun, is promoting Texas as well. Today’s editorial claimed that Nevada needed to copy Texas…and build wind farms.

  2. matthewladner says:

    Oi vey

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