There is a huge scarcity of housing in California. The middle class in the Golden State are voting with their feet and leaving to other states, mostly due to high housing costs. Who are the culprits of this crisis? Lawrence McQuillan, the director of the California Golden Fleece® Awards , says regulations and NIMBYism are mostly to blame. Environmental and labor regulations drive up the cost of building new housing, but activists who don't want more people living near them also hamper new development. McQuillan offers solutions to the crisis.