Posted on | April 20, 2012 | 11 Comments
Are California’s marijuana dispensaries putting out some great product, or what?
Smart growth on steroids, or the radical densification policy of California, was the subject of my recent commentary in The Wall Street Journal — “California Declares War on Suburbia”. Regional transportation plans in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Los Angeles area and the San Diego area seek to force the vast majority of new residents in future decades into multi-family housing. Under the state’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction law (Assembly Bill 32) and its companion urban planning law (Senate Bill 375), it will be nearly impossible to build new detached housing. This is despite the fact that 80 percent additions to the housing stock in California’s major metropolitan areas was detached between 2000 and 2010.
Read the whole Orwellian thing.
My guess is that California’s powers-that-snort have determined that having privacy encourages subversive thoughts of liberty, maturity, and independence among residents. What a failed state.
Also, what an opportunity. Our country, if American Exceptionalism is more than a mere catchphrase, is going to demonstrate for the world and history how to face the music on failed policy, peacefully eject a failed political class, and restore a vital, capitalistic economy. Or perish in the effort.