I sometimes tell others that “America is like 50-different countries,” in spite of a common charter, the U.S. Constitution. No less, is Tennessee, the state, different than California, the state. Perhaps the greater distinction is, Tennessee has only 20% of California's human population and about 1/5th the problems associated with this. Tennessee maintains “itself,” exclusively with ad valorem tax revenues, allowing tax holidays in some if not all late summer months. Its Legislature, controlled by Republicans and that convenes about 5-months annually, voted to decommission its Department of Human Services in 2012. The California Legislature is in session full-time, managing the affairs of its citizens daily, having a functioning and advanced bureaucratic infrastructure. Many Americans, including Tennesseans and foreign citizens, journey to California to escape oppression, financial and institutional, in spite of California's unsolvable social difficulties.The supply-demand dichotomy is only one rationalization used by economic soothsayers to obfuscate excess money-minting and pricing structures, set by suppliers, to reclaim inflated wealth. Supply-demand is a fallacy whose product to consumers is not contentment, but inurement. Washington has no will nor soft power to manage financial excesses neither to form fiscal policies to regulate its micro-economy. These recorded pseudo-values elicit satisfaction when instead, they should prompt concern and scrutiny.