Friday, August 13, 2004

I Wish Tiebout Could See This

Tiebout sorting”, named after Charles Tiebout (1924-1968) is one of the ways that public economists have described the effects of differences in levels of public expenditure and variations in policy in a federal system. The essence of the model is the claim that people will move to find their optimal mix of goods and amenities.

But who would have expected this?

South Carolina is becoming a magnet for conservative Christian religious groups.

New Hampshire may be the Tiebout equilibrium destination for Libertarians.

Does this mean that Bill Clinton is going to move to the Virgin Islands?

(thanks to KLH for the tip...)