The tax revolt of California lies at the center of its housing woes. It is easy to view the recent ballot initiative to divide the state of California into 3 separate states as merely a partisan issue. However, California has become unlivable as a direct result of Prop. 13 and its long-term effects on the quality of life for Californians. (prop. 13 – link)

“The tax revolt remains alive and well; the convoluted structure of state government remains untouched.” – Peter Schrag

“[…] what had once been a tuition-free college and university system, while still among the world’s great public educational institutions, struggles for funds and charges as much as every other state university system, and in some cases more.”-Schrag, pg. 8

CA Might Be Split Into 3 States, Tucker Carlson REACTS
Published on April 13th., 2018
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California to be divided into 3 states, possibly.

Splitting California in 3 Would be different. That’s the only sure thing.
-by John Wildermuth
April, 13th., 2018
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Three Californias? Billionaire Gathers Enough Signatures to Trigger Referendum
Published: April 13th., 2018
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“[…] create a brighter future for everyone.”

Million Dollar Shack: Trapped in Silicon Valley’s Housing Bubble
Michelle Joyce
Published Oct. 19th., 2015
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Palm Springs

The Book, Paradise Lost, by Peter Schrag, could not be more relevant than it is today. Especially given the ballot initiative to split California into three states. Paradise Lost: California’s Experience, America’s Future

“For better or for worse, the destiny of this nation lies largely in the hands of California. Peter Schrag’s book is a masterful depiction of the forces that shaped his glorious state and make it the alluring manace that it is.” -David Broder of the Washington Post