The Other Fault Lines Slicing Through California's Future

It has been a rough year for California. A drought, floods, and the melon-gnawing white fly took turns ravaging the state's $18 billion-a-year agricultural industry. Parts of southern California still haven't dug out from the Los Angeles riots and a pair of massive earthquakes. But the problems for America's once-Golden State run much deeper: Unemployment is at nearly 10%--two percentage points above the national average--and businesses are fleeing.

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