Beautiful and desirable places such as Seattle and San Francisco can withstand a certain amount of dysfunction before people bail on those cities. Such cities may very soon be testing those limits, as big companies and productive citizens look to greener pastures and local governments that don't use them as an ATM for their failed schemes.
For coffee drinkers in California, health warnings on their morning fix will soon be commonplace. Earlier this month, a legal battle involving Starbucks and the Brad Barry Company was brought to a close. Unfortunately, coffee regulation in California is the latest example of pseudoscience influencing public policy.