In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, traffic slowly moves along the 101 Freeway during afternoon rush hour in Los Angeles. Traffic congestion is projected to become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Long commutes are just one of many problems facing California.
In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, traffic slowly moves along the 101 Freeway during afternoon rush hour in Los Angeles. Traffic congestion is projected to become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Long commutes are just one of many problems facing California. Jae C. Hong The Associated Press file
In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, traffic slowly moves along the 101 Freeway during afternoon rush hour in Los Angeles. Traffic congestion is projected to become significantly worse and more widespread without big changes in how people and products get around. Long commutes are just one of many problems facing California. Jae C. Hong The Associated Press file

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.