Will COVID-19 Help Americans Break the Habit of Deferring to Centralized Authority?

American government-level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic predictably divide along partisan lines. That’s meant a lot of televised sniping between Republicans and Democrats, as well as competing narcissistic windbaggery from President Donald Trump and New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It has also meant a revival of the tension between dispersed decision-making and concentrated authority. With Americans pulling away from each other into opposing camps, the time is ripe for breaking centralized control over our lives.

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