Jon Taplin is on to something, a new federalism as the solution to our messed up national government. I'll give away the ending but you should really download and read this for yourself. > The pathway to economic and cultural renewal is clear and the alternative, as Warren Buffet points out is a “sharecropper society”. The potential realignment of political forces where economic and libertarian conservatives work with social progressives to battle large centralized bureaucracies and create an economically sustainable networked form of local democracy is just over the horizon. The question before us all is; will it take an economic crisis to move us down the path of renewal or can we shake off our apathy and make the political choices now, before the catastrophe?
[Download the pdf](http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~jtaplin/pdf/The_Bear_Flag_Revolution.pdf)