The California Curse

The dry spell in the western half of the country may be the worst in centuries.

During the 1960s California was the place to be. People flocked to California from all over America. It grew at a rate three times faster than the rest of the nation. But by the end of the 60s, the California dream was turning into a nightmare. Divorce rates exploded, gang violence surged, and numerous weather disasters plagued the state. How did a place so prosperous become so cursed?

Here are the articles referenced on today’s program:

CBS: “California Dry Spell May Be Worst Since 1500s”

The Economic Collapse: “U.S. Cattle Herd Is At A 61 Year Low”