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Tim Draper’s plan to split California six ways is about a Silicon Valley entrepreneur remaking California in his own image

Sonenshein, Raphael (2014) Tim Draper’s plan to split California six ways is about a Silicon Valley entrepreneur remaking California in his own image. LSE American Politics and Policy (13 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In July, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Tim Draper, submitted more than one million signatures in a petition that would put a proposal to split California into six new states on the ballot for the 2016 state elections. Raphael Sonenshein writes that if approved, the proposal would make the new state of Silicon Valley the wealthiest in the country, and the others, some of the poorest. He argues that Draper’s plan for new states to compete with each other by letting counties sign on with other states is likely to baffle voters, and that it may fail to win public support, because even in California voters are cautious when it comes to risky government innovation, especially when the initiative comes from a business leader acting as a political guru.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 11:23
Last Modified: 14 May 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59395

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