Anybody who drives – I’m guessing most of the people reading this – is probably receptive to the meme of “our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling”. Yet, though billions of dollars are spent annually between all levels of government as soon as one thing gets fixed or improved, another starts falling apart. What’s the real story
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I give up. I’ve been having some fun over the past couple of years by mocking education bureaucrats for absurd examples of anti-gun political correctness. I have made fun of teachers and other bureaucrats when they wet their pants about tiny Lego guns. I laugh at them when they go after little kids for half-eaten […] . . . → Read More: America’s Dysfunctional Education System Has Jumped the Shark
Among the right-leaning policy wonks and intellectuals in Washington, there’s a lot of attention being given to the something called “reform conservatism.” Underlying this school of thought is the notion that the Reagan-era message no longer works since Republicans have lost the popular vote in five out of the last six elections. A few people […] . . . → Read More: Question of the Week: What’s My Take on “Reform Conservatism”?
I’ve complained endlessly about America’s bloated and expensive government bureaucracies. It irks me that people in the productive sector get slammed with ever-higher taxes in part to support a bunch of paper pushers, regulators, cronies, busy bodies, hacks, and others who have climbed on the gravy train of public sector employment. It even bothers me […] . . . → Read More: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Which Country Has the Most Expensive Bureaucrats of All?
I want a smaller burden of government spending, so you can only imagine how frustrating it is for me to observe the fight in Europe. On one side of the debate you have pro-spenders, who call themselves “growth” advocates, but are really just Keynesians. On the other side of the debate, you have pro-taxers, who […] . . . → Read More: Discussing Europe’s Faux Austerity with John Stossel
Earlier this month, I explained four reasons why the Apple “tax avoidance” issue is empty political demagoguery. And Rand Paul gave some great remarks at a Senate hearing, excoriating some of his colleagues for trying to pillage the company. But this Robert Ariail cartoon may be the best summary of the issue. What makes this […] . . . → Read More: The Real Reason Politicians Want a Bigger Bite of Apple