Tag Archive for Government

Makers vs. Takers – 2012 Style

A brief, excellent, dead-on, and depressing column. It’s takers versus makers and these days the takers are winning – Glenn Harlan Reynolds: “Fifty thousand for what you didn’t plant, for what didn’t grow. That’s modern farming — reap what you…

Why My Lai and Not Hiroshima?

Dr. Bryan Caplan makes a compelling argument, by asking some very uncomfortable questions. A good (and brief) read worth your time. Tell Me the Difference Between My Lai and Hiroshima, Bryan Caplan – Library of Economics and Liberty: In the…

Dr. Carden Responds To The Story of Stuff

When you watch the original Story of Stuff video, you leave with the feeling that while the folks there are well-meaning and have no real malice, they are nonetheless wrong. So I’m so glad to see Dr. Carden’s cogent response…

Is Ron Paul An Isolationist?

Sheldon Richman with a good column on the charge that Ron Paul is an “isolationist.” Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism by Sheldon Richman: When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people — and…

Gridlock and the Bill of Rights, NDAA Style

First, Jeff Jacoby comments on Congressional gridlock. A good column. ‘Dysfunctional’ government is a feature, not a bug :: Jeff Jacoby: “But our democratic republic wasn’t designed for speed or legislative efficiency. The Framers of the Constitution never expected Congress…