Monday, June 27, 2016

First The UK, Then Scotland ... 
Then Texas?
Mises Institute posted essay explores the trend worldwide in jurisdictions breaking off from their existing countries to form new independent countries .. asks if Texas & even other U.S. states may consider the same .. "While secession of American states is often dismissed as absurd, there are few reasons to believe that a state like Texas — to name just one example —could not immediately transition from state to nation-state. With a large economy, port cities, oil, and easy access to European, Latin American, and even Asian economies by sea, economics arguments against such a separation fall flat. And of course, the success of smaller states like Norway, Denmark, and Switzerland illustrate that bigness is truly unnecessary. Naturally, many other states even beyond the biggest states — such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and others — could do the same. These states would all be among the largest economies on earth were they to leave the U.S.." 
LINK HERE to the essay

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