Time Magazine tells Californians to cheer up

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Lately, things have been a bit doom and gloom in the Golden State.

You’ve seen the headlines. A billion dollar deficit. Lawmakers deadlocked. Housing foreclosures. Major drought. Raging wildfires. And the list goes on…

Well a recent Time Magazine cover story says we don’t really have it so bad after all.

Ignore the California whinery. It’s still a dream state. In fact, the pioneering megastate that gave us microchips, freeways, blue jeans, tax revolts, extreme sports, energy efficiency, health clubs, Google searches, Craigslist, iPhones and the Hollywood vision of success is still the cutting edge of the American future — economically, environmentally, demographically, culturally and maybe politically. It’s the greenest and most diverse state, the most globalized in general and most Asia-oriented in particular at a time when the world is heading in all those directions. It’s also an unparalleled engine of innovation, the mecca of high tech, biotech and now clean tech.

The article that continues is an interesting look at California’s past and future.

What do you think? Is California still a great place to live?

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Written by Melanie Hicken

October 23, 2009 at 11:44 am

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