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Compare and contrast the views taken by Kreitner and Cost regarding the role of federalism in the US response to COVID-19.
How does Smith’s view of federalism compare to that of Kreitner and Cost?
Of the three, which do you think makes the strongest argument? Please explain.


Richard Kreitner, “When Confronting the Coronavirus, Federalism is the Part of the Problem.” The Nation (1 April 2020). When Confronting the Coronavirus, Federalism Is Part of the Problem | The Nation (Links to an external site.)
Jay Cost, “Pandemic proves the wisdom of federalism.” American Enterprise Institute (9 April 2020).

Pandemic proves the wisdom of federalism | American Enterprise Institute – AEI (Links to an external site.)

Troy E. Smith, “Understanding the Federalism Disputes Exposed by COVID-19: A Primer.” Federalism Index (3 June 2020). Understanding the Federalism Disputes Exposed by COVID-19: A Primer ( (Links to an external site.)