I am starting to think that the politics in the US is so divisive ideologically that it may be necessary to subdivide with those more oriented toward the welfare state moving to places like the West Coast and New England, and those more oriented toward the market state moving to the South and West, with the Midwest proving a middle ground.
There would still be the question of funding, however, with the federal government as the currency issuer. Perhaps the way to deal with this is to break the US into several countries issuing their own currency and operating on different economic policy.
Otherwise permanent paralysis or even civil war?
Actually, the US is returning to a political situation similar to that which led up to the Civil War.
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Brad DeLong | Professor of Economics, UCAL Berkeley