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Bay Area Writer Laments His Fading California Dream

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“California’s over, everything I love about this place is going to hell.” So begins Daniel Duane’s recent piece in the New York Times. Duane laments California’s current state — everything from its high housing costs, its extreme water shortage, its poorly-ranked schools, and its never-ending rush hour. Duane comments that the changes California has undergone in his lifetime represent the end of the California dream. “All over Northern California, there is a profound mood of loss,” he writes. Do you agree? Are we witnessing the end of the California dream? And what does the California dream even look like in 2015?


Daniel Duane, contributing editor for Men's Journal; Author of "My Dark California Dream" in the New York Times' Sunday Review.


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