with lower test scores, higher crime rates, and higher obesity
rates than the East Coast. Where people spend millions to build homes precariously perched on hillsides, only to have them swept away in a mudslide or burned down in a forest fire a few years later
and then rebuilt. Worst urban sprawl
in the world, contributing
to unprecedented environmental destruction
and attributed in part to a car culture
that keeps the U.S. in OPEC's pocket. Go to British Columbia and everything is instantly nicer.