By Joel Kotkin and Paul Grabowicz

California, Inc.

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The economic history of California, from its earliest days through its emergence as an agricultural and economic giant, is examined with emphasis on the new entrepreneurial elite.

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“Revealing. . . . Kotkin’s theme is that ethnic groups seeking economic gain can do good. The tribes Kotkin has in mind are those that combine an enduring ethnic identity with a cosmopolitan outlook and a passion for knowledge.”


“A challenging analysis of how the world really works.”