From today’s Wall Street Journal:

I’m going out on a limb, to predict that this is the only time this century that New Jersey will be favorably compared to Provence.

However, before the pollution, government corruption, and organized crime, large areas of New Jersey probably would have been nice places to live.

Perhaps fortunately, California is so busy imitating Greece, that it doesn’t have time to copy New Jersey.  But I’m sure that we can get there.