Dan Walters’ concern in a current column about the way forward for California enterprise reveals a perception within the Ponzi concept of economics. For individuals like him, a wholesome financial system resembles a most cancers cell, rising with out restrict. California has achieved laudable financial progress. It’s acceptable that on this place of energy, we concentrate on high quality of life.
Financial success now poses our greatest issues: overcrowding and astronomical housing costs. Whiz youngsters from around the globe come right here to strike it wealthy (pricing locals out of the market), however in addition they come right here as a result of variety and creativity are revered.
Regardless of how a lot cash we make, we as people, can’t purchase security, sanity and good will. That’s the reason it’s proper for California to extend taxation, to press for inclusion of minorities in positions of financial energy, to assist unions, to foster a wholesome, completely satisfied, equitable group.
— Stephan Bianchi, Santa Cruz
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