The golden state: from golden to corpse. And what do they say–what starts in CA works its way east?…”California has a special place in the American psyche. It is the Golden State: a playground of the rich and famous with perfect weather. It symbolises a lifestyle of sunshine, swimming pools and the Hollywood dream factory. But the state that was once held up as the epitome of the boundless opportunities of America has collapsed. From its politics to its economy to its environment and way of life, California is like a patient on life support.” Of course if you lived in California you’ve already known this for a long time now. Everyone’s talking about it. Even the foreign press is taking note. You see? Just when you thought you couldn’t reach your goal–there it is, already right in front of you– done. All you have to do now is check it off on your To Do list.