CA Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed illegal aliens to be employed by the government and he vetoed another bill that would have established a “fake news” advisory board. Activists went to state lawmakers’ offices and lobbied against both bills – and apparently were successful, despite discouragement from people on the internet.
Whenever governments take control over an industry, it is not long before corruption overrides theory. If one wants to know if net neutrality will be good or bad for consumers, just look at the strongest advocates. Why do you think that Google, YouTube, Governor Jerry Brown, and the legislature of California are so fond of net neutrality?
Car ‘smash and grabs’ are common in California because thieves know they will not be prosecuted. In San Francisco, police-commission rules forbid police to chase thieves if they try to escape in a car. This, they say, is to cut down on high-speed chases and, therefore, is justified because it reduces accidents.
Despite California having a vigorous economy, 20% of Californians are suffering economic hardship, mostly due to the cost of housing. Moderate wage earners age 35 to 44 are leaving California due to rising crime, heavy traffic, a growing homeless epidemic and, especially high taxes. [These are the natural effects of collectivism. Only the wealthy and the impoverished will remain in the state. Eventually, everyone will be impoverished except the ruling elite.]