Tag Archive for Government

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…

Stat of The Day: Detroit Abandoned Car Edition

This city is beyond a mess at this point. I guess there are options for the cars. Bankrupt Detroit needs October to be more than a 1968 replay – Detroit Free Press: “I’m trying to get about 4,000 abandoned vehicles…

Watch For Laws With Clever Names

And cute acronyms. To Make Sense of the Coins Act, Follow the Money – WSJ.com: The American people might be surprised to learn that for the past 20 years a handful of lobbyists and lawmakers—mostly from states with mining and…

A Few on War, Govt., and WWII

Three on War and WWII. The piece on Hiroshima by Bryan Caplan is a must-read. Richman is always good. TGIF: Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents The Future of Freedom Foundation: Why do people today assume an invasion would…

More On Detroit …

A few thoughts. Amazingly, there some who believe that Detroit’s problem were caused by too-little govt., or least something other than what it was I think even the hard-core leftists at the federal level understand the moral-hazard disaster that would…

A Look Inside Detroit, Bus Edition …

This is a must-read WSJ piece. And imagine, this is just a single department, in a single city. Definitely click-through. Lessons From a Front-Row Seat for Detroit’s Dysfunction – WSJ.com: Since Detroit declared bankruptcy on July 18, the city’s crippling…

When Both Sides of the Aisle Work Together …

Hmmm. This is not good. Definitely read this one. A little bipartisanship? Senators Really Don’t Want You to Know How They’re Reforming Taxes – Brian Resnick – The Atlantic: With the weight held by the special interests, this is dangerous work…

They Got It Half Right

I’d like to see them nix the whole thing. The farm bill vote gives credence to Democrats’ favorite ‘straw-man’ argument: Then, on July 11, a funny thing happened. The Republican leadership split up the two portions of the farm bill…