[PDF] Download ç California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It | by ç Joe Mathews Mark Paul

By Joe Mathews Mark Paul | Comments: ( 691 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

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 ThIs 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.


  • Title: California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It
  • Author: Joe Mathews Mark Paul
  • ISBN: 9780520266568
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Joe Mathews Mark Paul

Mark Paul, senior scholar at the New America Foundation and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, is a leading expert on California policy and politics, with three decades of varied experience as a journalist, policy thinker, and state official He is the co author, with Joe Mathews, of California Crackup How Reform Broke the Golden State and How It Can Be Fixed.Mark is formerly deputy editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee and deputy treasurer of the state of California His recent work on California issues has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, and The American Interest, and in leading California blogs, including Calbuzz, California Progress Report, and Blockbuster Democracy He is co author, with Micah Weinberg, of Remapping the California Electorate, in R Jeffrey Lustig, ed Remaking California Reclaiming the Public Good Heyday Books 2010.



Comments California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It

  • Richard

    In its April 20th, 2011, issue, the Economist did an incredible eight-article special issue on California’s seriously dysfunction economic and governance quandary. See here for an index (it appears to be outside the Economist’s pay-for-content wall).Contents of that special issue:• The people's will.• Origin of the species.• War by initiative.• Stateside and abroad.• The withering branch.• A lesson in mediocrity.• What do you know?.• Burn the wagons.• Sources and acknowledg [...]


  • notgettingenough

    There is this idea we have, about California. It's about 'Hey, it's this so amazing place where they have sushi? And like wine that's better than France?' Judgment of Paris /book/show/89. It's about 'The music is so amazing, it's like Dancing on the Streets.'California Dreamin /book/show/75 You know. Mamma Cass.It's about admiring people who get really rich really quickly. It's about hey, it so isn't like the rest of the US. Come ooonn!And yetI had an idea California was something else. Not leas [...]


  • Converse

    For some of us, rewriting constitutions is an enjoyable pastime. That is what the authors of this book set out to do for California. They posit that the existing political system in California combines legislators elected by plurality from single-member, gerrymandered districts, a process which sharpens partisan differences, are then thrown into a legislature which operates under provisions which generally require supermajorities, voting rules which in order to work require compromise, and outsi [...]


  • Esteban del Mal

    I propose a ballot initiative that replaces the current inscription at the State Office Building that reads, "Bring Me Men to Match My Mountains!" with the more appropriate, "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"


  • Eric

    An awesome read, I think especially for those of us who grew up after the passage of Prop 13. This book was a seriously educational text for me. The solutions offered by the authors are well thought out and very enticing.


  • Ginger Mayerson

    Brilliant! I'm sending a copy to Jerry Brown as a thank you for winning the recent election present.


  • Caroline

    fun read. i swear.


  • Jennie

    Excellent analysis of the dysfunction that plagues California's system of governance. A must read for residents living within its borders.


  • Jeff Scott

    Required reading for anyone living or planning to move to California. The vast influx of people to the Golden State resulted in too many people wanting too many different things AND with too much power to do ALL of them. Whereas, in a good times, the state with the world’s eighth largest economy, spending goes up assuming it will do so forever, only realizing how bad of an idea it was when the money tide ebbs. However, the efforts to control spending and restrict government has only led to unr [...]


  • David

    Great book if you are interested in California politics and disfunction.


  • Liam

    "California has become a place of paradoxes. The state's politics are the most explicitly democratic of any state, but too much of the government seems beyond the reach of democracy. California literally teems with governments -- there are thousands, from the state to the cities and counties and water districts -- but in practice the state often feels ungoverned. California's system, with its hundreds of commissions and agencies, gives authority and power to so many people that it is never quite [...]


  • Kevin Brown

    A must read for anyone who currently lives in California, plans to move there, or has lived there for any length of time. For those that read the recent special feature inThe Economist <\i>, these authors agree on most of what ails California, but differ on the scope of the solutions they offer.


  • Jesse Barnes

    Everyone knows California's system of government is broken. This book explains exactly how, and the process that led to the current mess (spoiler: we've never really had a good system here). The book also provides some well thought out proposals to improve California, including reforms to the initiative process, proportional representation, instant runoff voting, and a unicameral legislature.


  • Catherine

    I read this before the election, and it definitely swayed my vote on several propositions. Californians should read this book to better understand our constitution, legislature, and politics. And what we can do to fix all that.


  • Luke Lavin

    Goo


  • Sagar Jethani

    Outstanding explanation of why California is in the mess it's in. Defies the normal catechisms of the left and right by convincingly illustrating how the California constitution was built to fail.


  • Ramesh

    I thought this was an excellent introduction and overview of the California political system and why it doesn't work. I'd definitely recommend it if you live here and care about that sort of thing.


  • Jeff Schauer

    A really thoughtful approach to our state's political conundrum. A longer review here:californiamwananchi.c


  • Miriam

    This is a crucial read for any California resident attempting to understand how the state works, or any organizer/activist/citizen who wants to change how the Golden State works.


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