Further Regionalism

As the United States’ experiment in Lord of the Flies governance continues, more states are starting to work together. Financially and politically, it’s much harder to avoid facing reality at the state and local level.

And so the regional travel arrangements agreed several months ago are now mirrored by a multi-state effort to source and provide rapid tests.

Keep watching experiments like this. The bad news is that the United States is looking ever more like Europe five or 10 years ago: an economic union with no political unity to match (in spite of aspirations and protestations to the contrary). The good news is that reinvention and reimagination of government is almost certainly going to have to happen at the local and state levels — and less sports-like fixation on the presidency in general would be a very healthy thing indeed.