Economic Policy Diversity
By Arnold Kling
In an essay on diversity in economic policy, I propose dividing the United States.
By splitting into the virtual regions of Miltonia and Hillaria, we could run a “natural experiment” to see how things work. Perhaps after ten or twenty years, we Miltonians will come around to the point of view that “It takes a village,” and we will emigrate to Hillaria. Or perhaps the Hillarians will decide that “There is no free lunch” and move to Miltonia. Or it could turn out there will be self-selection, with each population happy to continue its policies.
For Discussion. Would it really be possible for neighbors to live under different policy regimes?