The Covid-19 Bridge Connecting A Bifurcated America A year ago, in “The Hollowing Out of America,” TLR contrasted two different Americas: The economically-vibrant urban-exurban America found on its three coasts … and the sclerotically depopulating rural-America located in between, in the Great Middle. It...

National Health Insurance in America Today’s TLR is not about Obamacare … so relax. It’s also not an analysis of the various national health insurance proposals or about the problems facing America’s health care system or the costliness of medical coverage. There are multiple sources for...

Coronanomics 101 Remember “too big to fail,” the rationale for the government’s bailout of banks and large corporations during the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis? Doing so was challenged as creating an unacceptable “moral hazard,” the danger that American companies thereafter would rely on the government...

The Federalism Wars: The Covid-19 Battle America’s Constitution divides sovereignty between the Federal government and State governments. It creates a power-sharing system – a federation with both centralized and fractionalized powers. Like any joint undertaking, success requires a fine balance, a give-and-take. It isn’t quite “All...

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