Commentary

Golden State Outforcing

I have an oped on outforcing in today’s LA Daily News:

California’s lawmakers, already the best-paid in the nation, recently got a 12 percent raise. This sort of thing always makes for a tough public-relations sell, but Assembly Speaker Fabian NuÃ?ez defended the raise by saying that it will help attract good people to politics. Maybe so, but wouldn’t it be nice if the Legislature focused on bringing new business, not new politicians, to California?

Read on, here. For more on outforcing, see this recent study by Adrian and meââ?¬â??especially the discussion beginning on p.33.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.