Good thing that California has good weather. You won't freeze, you'll just be in the dark:
Well, for a start they should lobby the government to repeal those stupid regulations preventing PG&E from doing fire prevention maintenance along the power lines. They could also vote out the dirty commies who enacted those regulations. They can move. They can sit in the dark wondering what else the California Government will screw up.
From where I sit, those are all the options. Of course, some will want the government to take over PG&E, and after a couple years of government control the entire state can enjoy Venezuela style blackouts. So I guess that's an option, too.
Adam Smith famously said that there's a lot of ruin in a country - it take a lot to run it into the ground. We're seeing that every day from the Golden State.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as "bad luck.”
- Robert Heinlein