TIME spotlights California on its cover this week.
As a country, California would be with the G8 ( between Italy and Brazil, thus displacing BRIC with CRIC i.e. California, Russia, India and China).
Yet it has no world-class soccer team (despite having in-shored Beckham) just yet. That’s said, it is one of the brownest States in the Union. And it will stand tall, demographically and technologically.
What surprised me was foreign students’ major in the State: more chose Business and Management over Science, Math and Engineering (exactly what the Chinese need to move up the value chain).
With 13 percent Asian, California has a natural inroad to Asia (just a plane-hop away).
Washington State has also capitalized on its geographic “proximity” to set…
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