Former Mexican president Vicente Fox Quesada addressed an audience of Stanford students, faculty, and staff on April 18, 2017. President Fox spoke in English and answered questions from the audience and the Stanford political scientists Bruce E. Cain and Ambassador Michael McFaul. Sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the Freeman Spogli Institute, and the Center for Latin American Studies.
Held April 18, 2017 at Stanford University
Two days before the presidential inauguration, we took a look at the contentious relationship between Donald Trump and California. In addition, we analyzed a Hoover Golden State Poll that gauged Californians’ attitudes toward various aspects of the Trump agenda: immigration, Obamacare repeal, tax reform. Finally, as California braces for another round of storms, we look at the politics of water in 2017.
The most recent Golden State Poll had a lot of ground to cover. For the fourth January in a row, we asked Californians to reflect on the state’s government, public policy, and politics just as the governor is about to do the same in his yearly address to the state at the end of the month. And with a new White House and a Trump presidency about to begin too, we augmented our annual State of the State question series with a battery of questions about what California voters think a Trump administration could mean for the Golden State.
While water is an increasingly scarce resource, most existing methods to allocate it are neither economically nor environmentally efficient. In these circumstances, water markets offer developed countries a form of regulatory response capable of overcoming many of the shortcomings of current water management.