Scandinavia and the World

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Energy Saver 10 2, 10:31pm

@westofEden I don't think that's a good idea - it probably wouldn't work for you, and definitely won't for us. Part of the magic of the American system is that the different states can run their affairs in different ways, and we can judge the results accordingly. That's how we know the blue-state model is failing - we can compare California and New York to Texas and Florida, and watch people move from the former to the latter.

But if we were a monolithic unitary state? We'd never know, we would have to assume that whatever policies we ended up with were just the way things are, and would have no basis for comparison or improvement. I'd rather not.