Competitive Federalism Essay

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Prompt: Construct and develop your commentary using the assigned reading provided to you on authored by Dr. Michael Greve. “The AEI Federalism Project” is a program established by the American Enterprise Institute to provide a forum for the discussion of American Federalism. Your work should be an original interpretation of the content of the article and will address and answer the following: Develop an explanation for the principle of federalism, Address the concept of competitive federalism, Explain how federalism empowers citizens, Illustrate how federalism replicates private economic principles, Describe how mobility and choice relate to federalism, Discuss how federalism addresses the concerns of centralization, Provide an examination …show more content…
Competitive Federalism is the competition of State Governments fighting over citizens and businesses to reside in their State. This form of Federalism allows for exists for people and companies when they don’t agree with the local Politian’s. People will often vote with their feet when using competitive federalism. By offering people can exist, it could put the state at risk, but it also opens up the door for other investors, businesses, and citizens that agree with the laws. It also, allows citizens to have a larger voice over how the Government is operating at a State …show more content…
To create well operating Government, with content citizens, there needs to be a balance of power. Federalism has the ability to stop racist, homophobic, and discriminative laws created by the states. Yet, federalism also has the ability to become more centralized and lose focus and control over the different states. For example, during a Macro Economics lecture last semester the professor stated, under the Soviet Union a Russian nail factory once received orders to create a certain amount of weight in nails. However, the workers didn’t create multiple nails and instead created one large nail weighing the correct amount. This sort of example shows the flaws of a centralized governments communication with its

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