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California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
(2010)
  • Mark Paul
  • Joe Mathews
Abstract

Is California beyond repair? A sizable number of Golden State citizens have concluded that it is. Incessant budget crises plus a government paralyzed by partisan gridlock have led to demands for reform, even a constitutional convention. But what, exactly, is wrong and how can we fix it? In California Crackup, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul provide clear and informed answers. Their fast-paced and often humorous narrative deftly exposes the constitutional origins of our current political and economic problems and furnishes a uniquely California fix: innovative solutions that allow Californians to debate their choices, settle on the best ones, hold elected officials accountable for results, and choose anew if something doesn't work.

Keywords
  • California,
  • history,
  • politics,
  • government,
  • fiscal policy,
  • direct democracy
Publication Date
Summer August 4, 2010
Publisher
University of California Press
ISBN
0520266560
Citation Information
Mark Paul and Joe Mathews. California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It. Berkeley(2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_paul/2/