Honesty needed about extent of state’s problems


Editorial Board


San Diego Union-Tribune

But perhaps the most insightful description of the Golden State is offered by Chapman University professor Joel Kotkin, a Los Angeles Democrat who has written for years about the “new feudalism” emerging in his adopted state. He’s documented the growing gap between the well-educated high earners in affluent communities and the rest of California — both the stagnant, struggling middle class and the impoverished.