Wondering why California doesn't raise water prices during a drought? You might enjoy The King of California, the history of a California family farm; though this "family farm" was more of an agribusiness conglomerate. At the end of it, you'll have some idea why the government subsidized water for California cotton. You won't be surprised to hear about mammoth almond farms watering the desert. You'll figure that droughts pretty much doom us. Looking over my book report, I think this book was pretty good.