New Federalism or Feudalism?

Many applaud the end, but few defend the means

While the nation's army of state and local officials, as well as less personally involved political scientists and economists, examined the sketchy outlines of Ronald Reagan's New Federalism last week, few quarreled with the President's professed goals. Many had long joined his call for a rollback in the overextension of the Federal Government, a more rational division of state and federal functions and the need to bring many governmental decisions closer to the people who must live with the results. The desire to get more...

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