Can post-Brexit Britain learn?

Source: Cato Unbound
by Sam Bowman

“How good government is at correcting its mistakes is one of the key questions in this debate. If Ryan is correct that ‘a British democratic system, taking more decisions closer to the people, would be preferable and more likely to self-correct in a way conducive to prosperity and freedom than an EU bureaucracy in Brussels,’ we should be quite optimistic about long-run governance in post-Brexit Britain. But is he right? In areas where we have control already, has Britain’s state shown that it learns from its mistakes and the successes of its neighbours?” (09/27/17)