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What’s the best way to trim California’s water use?

Mother Nature: In 1957, author C. Northcote Parkinson wrote "Parkinson's Law," a study of bureaucracy and business. It included the lesser known Parkinson's Law of Triviality, which argued that organizations give disproportionate weight to trivial issues and ignore the big picture. Today in California, water rationing has been imposed to deal with the ongoing drought, with the intent of reducing consumption by 25 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown says “People should realize we are in a new era. The idea of your nice...