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California, Here We Stay

Victor Davis Hanson
September 10, 2012

This essay in City Journal, Hanson contends that California is in trouble financially, but the state still has a lot to offer.

Tom Wolfe’s California

Michael Anton
September 3, 2012

in this post for City Journal, literature and political writer Michael Anton writes that Tom Wolfe has captured something important about California in his wiritings.

The Pension Fund That Ate California

Steve Malenga
March 25, 2013

In this post for City Journal, Steven Malenga makes no bones about it: CalPERS’s corruption, insider dealing, and politicized investments have overwhelmed taxpayers with debt.

The Indebted States of America

Steve Malenga
June 3, 2013

In this issue of City journal, the author notes that taxes are on the rise and becoming increasingly burdensome as is debt:

The View from Marcellus

James Panero
June 3, 2013

In this issue of City Journal, James Panero writes that fracking brings breathtaking economic and environmental benefits—at least to places that welcome it.

Overburdened

E. J. McMahon
May 14, 2013

In this special issue of City Journal, E. J. McMahon discusses the problems of the burdensome tax system in New York.  He sums it up nicely with this:

Trigger Tremors

August 8, 2013

In this post at City Journal, Larry Sands writes that, 

Defeating Fiscal Distress: A State Responsibility

Stephen Eide
July 8, 2013
New policy solutions at the state level are necessary to anticipate, prevent, and manage distress.

College Credit: Repairing America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Student Debt

Judah Bellin
June 20, 2013

Sallie Mae, the largest private lender of student loans, recently announced that it will split into two entities.

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