The Economist magazine - from which the photo on the left derives - offers its solution to California's governance and budgetary woes this week. Basically, it says there is too much direct democracy - ballot initiatives, etc.
A conference this evening at UCLA - on which yours truly is a panelist - is devoted to the Economist's proposition (pun definitely intended!). See our earlier post for details at:
Links to the Economist's California report are at http://www.economist.com/node/18586520 and http://www.economist.com/node/18563638