Joel Kotkin on "The Other California"


California leaders are always trying to tell us what our values are. Kevin De León's SB 54, the one that would help make California a "sanctuary state," is called the "California Values Act."

Sacramento's values of sanctuary cities and fighting climate change are not values of many Californians. 

Who's Jerry Brown to tell you what's moral?

The inland part of California could not be more different than the coastal bubble filled with rich hypocritical liberals.

Writer Joel Kotkin has a new column called "The other California: A flyover state within a state" that explains the differences in this state:

"California may never secede, or divide into different states, but it has effectively split into entities that could not be more different. On one side is the much-celebrated, post-industrial, coastal California, beneficiary of both the Tech Boom 2.0 and a relentlessly inflating property market. The other California, located in the state’s interior, is still tied to basic industries like homebuilding, manufacturing, energy and agriculture. It is populated largely by working- and middle-class people who, overall, earn roughly half that of those on the coast.

Over the past decade or two, interior California has lost virtually all influence, as Silicon Valley and Bay Area progressives have come to dominate both state politics and state policy..."

Click here to continue reading Kotkin's piece at the Daily News.


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