Joel Kotkin joins Brian Anderson to discuss California’s economic performance since the Great Recession, the state’s worsening housing crunch, and the impending departure of Governor Jerry Brown, who will leave office in January. After serving four terms (nonconsecutively) since the late 1970s, Brown is one of the longest-serving governors in American history.

While California has seen tremendous growth during Brown’s tenure, the state has big problems: people are moving out in greater numbers than they’re moving in, job creation outside of Silicon Valley is stagnant, and the state’s housing costs are the highest in the country.

Read Joel Kotkin’s story, “Brownout,” in the Spring 2018 Issue of City Journal.

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  1. Texmoor Coolidge

    See the source image

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    • July 5, 2018, at 10:13 AM PDT
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  2. Freesmith Inactive

    What this podcast tells me is that the day that my son calls me from San Francisco, where he is in corporate for a very well-known tech company, and tells me he is thinking about buying a house, I will know

    1. He’s moving out of California
    2. I’m probably going to be a grandfather

    pretty much in that order.

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    • July 5, 2018, at 5:33 PM PDT
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