If California were not paradise, it would be empty. This great and beautiful state has been so badly governed for so long, it is on the brink of creative stagnancy and economic ruin. Fortunately, some brilliant folks at the Manhattan Institute's City Journal have excellent ideas on how the state can be saved. Watch this video, featuring many brilliant people (and me), then buy The Beholden State: California's Lost Promise and How to Recapture It, featuring essays by many brilliant people. And me.