The process of learning what’s most efficient and profitable includes merging with competitors and taking over different stages of the supply chain—all tactics that would be considered in violation of current antitrust laws.
If US states are able to act independently, there is a greater chance for competition between jurisdictions, incentivizing states to provide a higher quality of life and to attract productive newcomers.
Lincoln thought the possibility of secession gave minorities too much power. The solution for him was for the majority to coerce the minority, negating, through force, the minority’s withdrawal of its consent.
Ideas matter, but they matter when and because they are put into practice. We're seeing rising romanticism around central planning so we're going to have to refight the socialist calculation debate all over again.