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Liberty & Govt. In The News …

Great column on public-choice in action. Problems with collective action: Column: “It would be nice to believe that this sort of problem is limited to the VA, but there’s no particular reason to think that it is. The problem with…

Two on Inefficiency and Waste

The first reminds of the classic “If You’re Paying, I’ll Have Top Sirloin.” How Valuable Is a Federal Grant? – The Beacon: “But what if the project’s organizers had decided that accepting the grant would have imposed costs of only…

It’s The Structure, Not The People

Switching the people in charge won’t change much. The column from G.H. Reynolds is outstanding top to bottom, definitely click through. VA scandal exposes greedy socialism: Column: “And that captures an important point. People sometimes think that government or “nonprofit”…

On The Net-Neutrality Dust-Up

A couple good columns on this one. Dvorak gets to a point I’ve been wondering about but he expresses it much better. What if some traffic really is more important than other traffic? We prioritize packets and data types on…

Boudreaux on Political Incentives

Incentives matter, and this is why I’d like to see so many things pulled out of the political arena and moved to the private sector. The public/political sector is winner take all, one group forces its will on all. The…

A Few Links For The New Year, It’s Not All Bad

There are many reasons to remain positive. Update: also see: Chart of the (perhaps) greatest and most remarkable achievement in human history In the first link below, note the deaths from war and extreme weather. The biggest shocker of 2013? That…

Stat of The Day: NYC & The Labor-Electoral Complex

I wonder if Bloomberg only recently discovered this? The ‘Labor-Electoral Complex’ – WSJ.com: “New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a valedictory tour as he prepares to leave office at the end of the month, and it’s too bad he…