Edward Glaeser: Better federal government starts with the states
by Bloomberg News
Published: January 18,2012
Time posted: 3:30 pm
The 2012 election will treat Americans to a fractious debate about the federal government’s role in strengthening the nation. With any luck, we will quickly move past tired exchanges in which one side implausibly argues that lower federal taxes can solve everything and the other side unconvincingly asserts that Washington is the answer.