Todd Henderson Writes on American Political Polarization

As Government Grows, Divisions Multiply

America is deeply polarized, increasingly split into two, roughly equal, political camps. Each side blames the other for causing the situation. In a speech last week, President Biden accused Republicans of being a threat to democracy itself.

Violence and threats of political violence are growing. Social media echo chambers and “disinformation” are the problem according to many. Governmental dysfunction is caused by this polarization, the story goes.

But polarization is not the cause of government dysfunction, but rather a symptom of it. Government has strayed far from its job of providing public goods, like law and order, national defense, and public parks.

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