Is California really anti-business? Don’t tell our economy — Michael Hiltzik at the LA Times: California ranks at or near the bottom for business friendliness in surveys of the 50 states. But the state is consistently at or near the top for economic growth. “How can we reconcile these contradictory facts? The answer isn’t hard to find. It’s that these surveys don’t actually measure a state’s business climate or economic potential. Rather, they’re concerned with a state’s conformity to right-wing shibboleths about what makes a business-friendly environment.“