Give 'em each a Dakota
My friend Steve has an intriguing idea: what if we gave the liberals and conservatives each a state (Steve suggested one of the Dakotas each) to run as they see fit. At the end of the given time period, we'll see who does best. While I like Steve's idea, I'd amend it to give one state to big government folks and another small government people.
It'd be the ultimate A/B test. But how would we judge the results? I think the most appropriate way would be to judge based on the percentage population rise or fall. We're free people in the United States, so would we ultimately flock to states with government-run solutions or would the other state bring jobs (and workers) to it via market-driven policies?
I hope I know the answer, but it would still be fascinating to see it all put into practice.
Posted by at January 19, 2009 06:53 PM
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|# January 19th, 2009 8:49 PM TheUnabrewer|
|I think the blue version has already been done in California. |