The Economist Reads California Crackup

California gets the full Economist treatment this week and it’s all California Crackup, all the way through.

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You write a book hoping that others will come to see the story the way you do. But I have to admit it’s a little disconcerting when another publication finds your work so worthy that it uses many of the same arguments and same narratives. Joe Mathews and I set out to challenge the conventional wisdom about California’s troubles. Now it turns out that California Crackup is the conventional wisdom, at least in London.

For readers who have come here from The Economist to learn more about the book, you can purchase it by following the links elsewhere on this page. You’ll find, I think, that it’s much funnier in the original English.