Case | HBS Case Collection | December 1997

California: The American Future?

by Bruce R. Scott and Kevin Price

Abstract

California has long been a lead state in terms of population growth, income, and societal norms. In the 1990s, California voters approved referenda to restrict benefits to immigrants and to prohibit affirmative action. Is this likely to be another leading indicator for the country as a whole?

Keywords: Fairness; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms; Policy; Laws and Statutes; Civil Society or Community; Public Opinion; California;

Citation:

Scott, Bruce R., and Kevin Price. "California: The American Future?" Harvard Business School Case 798-001, December 1997.