By Mike Polyakov, California Common Sense, Research Director
In Aesop's fable, an ant and a grasshopper take two different approaches to confronting the coming winter. While the ant works to gather food for the coming months, the grasshopper idles away the summer.
Months later, the ant that planned and saved for his future easily survives the winter. The grasshopper that set aside nothing struggles to make ends meet.
The fable's implications about preparing for the future are clear to us on a personal level, so why do we not hold our state and local governments to the same standard?
(Read the full article at the Sacramento Bee.)