"Frustrated about unaffordable housing or clogged freeways? Think of it as the price you pay for living in one of the worldâ€™s largest economies. Californiaâ€™s economy ranked sixth in the world in 2016, according to rankings released by Palo Alto economist Stephen Levy on Friday. Thatâ€™s the same as the year before, when California overtook France and Brazil. But the stateâ€™s economy isnâ€™t stagnating; Californiaâ€™s economy is growing so quickly that Levy thinks the state will overtake the United Kingdom this year for No. 5."
California economy set to become world's fifth largest | The Sacramento Bee
Though many of us complain about the lazy nature of certain generational cohorts, it's still the case that Americans work more than anyone in the industrialized world, according to an ABC News article. This effect gives a dynamism to our economy that few other countries can hope to match, at least in the near- and mid-term futures. This is also no different in the Golden State. Americans work hard (and then play hard), it seems. :-)
Americans Work More Than Anyone - ABC News
What if California were a country? | World Economic Forum