Author: Max Taves

Max Taves is an award-winning investigative reporter and business columnist based in Los Angeles.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for decades, you’ve probably noticed that conservatives hate California. It’s an obsession. Donald Trump’s disdain for the state is well known. But conservative anti-California hatred goes far beyond the ex-occupant of the Oval Office. The enduring sources of these fusillades are conservative thought leaders. And as they portray it, California is a failing Banana Republic. In their jaundiced view, the Golden State is a violent, poverty-stricken homeless dystopia that is overrun by thieves. The facts show that California attracts more capital, creates more wealth, generates jobs with better pay, suffers lower rates of…

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