Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 9, 2011, 7:22 p.m. EST by Frank
from Washington, DC
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Just use the Jeffersonian system of the states as laboratories of Democracy.
Have one state where the taxes are high, there are a lot of regulations, people have generous wages/benefits, government is large and there are many public programs.
Have another state with low taxes, few regulations, market driven wages/benefits, small government and few public programs.
Let 25 years transpire and see who is better off. One proviso however:
The state that believes in a more socialist system cannot say "ah but it won't work because people and companies will leave to where the taxes are lower". That is why all purely socialist countries encircle their borders with armed guards and barb wired fences. Their model only survives with brute force, there is no choice or freedom.