Wealth, Poverty, and Flight: The Same Old State of California

By Victor Davis Hanson:

Insulated coastal elites, impoverished immigrants, and a fleeing middle class.

If the southern border were to close, if immigration were to become measured, diverse, meritocratic, and legal, if the population were to assimilate more rapidly and eschew identity politics, then perhaps one day the long-gone middle class might rebirth itself, and California once more would be a sane state of three rather than two classes. But for now, that is too many ifs.

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