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The Economic War Among the States: Letters

Congress Unlikely to Act
I am glad MRP, NPR, and Marketplace are covering this story. I read with interest the 1994 Minneapolis Federal Reserve Annual Report/Special Issue, "Congress Should End the Economic War Among the States". I agree completely with the Fed's assessment; federal action is the only way to end this disgraceful waste of our local and state tax dollars. Unfortunately, I think it is pretty unlikely that Congress will address the issue, since intervening would appear to interfere with "states rights". This is ironic, since ending the "economic war" would help states and local governments create additional capacity to handle the increased responsibilities being devolved from the federal level in the name of states rights.


Bob Patton
Plymouth, MN

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