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Steven Greenhut on Fixing California

Fixing California: Freer Markets and Fewer Contraptions

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Watching California legislators construct fixes to the state's problems are reminiscent of those bizarre contraptions that the late cartoonist Rube Goldberg would devise, as he "invented" complicated, funny methods to achieve simple tasks. Steven Greenhut argues that real solutions won't be found in complex new rule-making or more spending.