As is its custom, The New York Times has run another sob story about the very real and harsh consequences of California budget cuts on the state's universities
, which used to constitute the gold standard.
California's government is characterized by oppressive, job-killing nanny state regulation
and outrageous indulgence of its state employees. So much has been spent where it doesn't belong that there are no more funds left for matters -- like universities -- that serve all Californians and are within the proper scope of government.
Until there is real, meaningful pension reform in California, it will continue to go the way of Greece. And there will continue to be great suffering there . . . and two classes of people: The taxed, serving class -- and the entitled, governing class.