What If Each State Handled It’s Own Healthcare?

This is the first article to follow up on the general articles about federal distribution of powers and talk about a specific example.  That example is healthcare. Healthcare is a big problem in the United States – the cost is high, access isn’t universal (though it isn’t quite as bad as we sometimes think), and … Read more

Keeping State And Federal Separation Healthy

In our last article we talked about the importance of a federal division of power.  How do we judge the health and degree of such a division? One aspect of this is the formal constitutional division.  Many countries have some kind of special-case federal devolution of power that is a political tradition or concession, but … Read more

Why Is A Federal System So Important?

There are many different ways of organizing a government.  In this case I don’t mean the choice about how to structure voting, or whether to have a democracy versus some other form.  I mean how power is distributed between different parts of the government. All governments, for example, divide responsibilities for different areas of government … Read more

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