Third Inaugural Address – Jerry Brown

January 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

I will meet not only with the leaders of energy companies but with executives from a broad range of California business and industry to work on common problems and break down barriers that hold us back. We live, after all, in the eighth largest economy in the world. Over the last decade, California has outpaced the nation in the growth of our gross domestic product and in our productivity per capita.

You should read the whole, and t si really quite good. I am saddened however by the need to stick with growth ahead of sustainability, as if this is a totally to be avoided alternative. I happen to think that lower growth with more development (reusing what we have in new ways) can actually be MORE attractive.

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