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The Rise of the States: U.S. Fiscal Decentralization in the Postwar Period

Katherine Baicker, Jeffrey Clemens, and Monica Singhal have an informative paper on the rising importance of states & fiscal decentralization since the 1950s. ABSTRACT: One of the most dramatic changes in the fiscal federalism landscape during the postwar period has been the … Continue reading

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When more states look like Florida, will we spend too little on Education?

The combination of raising healthcare costs (mostly via Medicaid at the state level), pension obligations, lower employment to population ratios and thus tax revenues, balanced budget requirements, state tax competition, the reluctance to raise taxes in general and mobility concerns … Continue reading

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