I think a tear came to my eye.
Honestly, it would be a great discussion to be had. I think in a deregulated, more free environment, this would be easy to do, and logical. But in our over-regulated, heavy-handed government situation, this is difficult.
But think about it it like this, I'll use Education as my example since that is my forte:
Step 1: Change the department of education to fund, through vouchers, multiple systems of education, instead of location-based state/county systems.
So you might have the:
Education System of Technology Advancement
Liberal Arts Consortium
Secondary Group of America
Systems are strictly funded on a "per student" basis.
Each system operates within many states, having taken over schools, rebuilt them within their own guidelines/intentions.
Step 2: You belong to the "Libertarian State of America," part of who's taxes fund two school systems, the EdTech and the 2GA. They DO NOT fund the Liberal Arts group. They have determined their own amount to fund and WHO they choose to fund with THEIR tax dollars. (I'm not a tax guru, someone else figure this systems out).
Step 3: You live in Omaha, Nebraska. Your county has two funding measures 1) Menial General Funds from the National pot and 2) Group based funds depending on who lives there, again, the bigger the group, the more funding for your area.
Step 4: You have a choice for your kid, the local EdTech School or the local 2GA school, whichever school your kid attends gets that much more in a voucher, Plus One Kid.
Of course this is a quick 5 minute piece, but I could see it working on some level. As the DED currently works, of course this would never work. I could see vouchers as the only way to make it work. Location would still control some things, which means funding from location-based taxes should still happen in some sense.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 2:10 pm