State governments have already received a record level of federal aid to cope with the pandemic and now need to shoulder the responsibility to meet their remaining needs with their own resources and necessary cuts in non‐essential spending.
If the Trump administration or Democratic presidential candidates want to help, they should forget about lawsuits, police sweeps, or Soviet‐style price controls, and embrace the common‐sense solution to California’s homeless crisis: Build, Baby, Build.
It is scandalous that we doctors and our patients are the latest victims of America’s war on drugs, while deaths from nonmedical use of licit and illicit drugs continue their exponential and perpetual climb—with no end in sight.
High‐tax states are losing their most productive residents. If those states want to prosper in today’s competitive economy, they need to deliver more efficient services at lower costs and cut their high tax rates.