When I was became interested in public policy, I thought Jimmy Carter was the epitome of a bad President. But as I began to learn economics, I realized that Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson also were terrible and belong in the Hall of Fame of bad Presidents. And the more I studied economics and public […] . . . → Read More: Which Presidents Are Right about Government, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson or Woodrow Wilson and Barack Obama?
I’m conflicted. More and more people get lured into some form of government dependency every year, and this suggests Americans eventually will adopt a European-style moocher mentality. This worries me. On the other hand, I periodically see polls suggesting that the American people have very libertarian views on key issues. By a margin of almost [...] . . . → Read More: Are Americans Rational About Risk, or a Bunch of “Paranoid Nuts”?
This Week on The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: Slap A Socialist Saturday We are 22 days removed from the Martial Law test run in Boston. What and how has the story changed? Join The Panel @luchdora41 @noway90 @thestamma @gulfdogs @reactionariez … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 4-27-2013
The Texas legislature meets every other year for 140 days (in regular session, special sessions can also be called.) This limits the mischief they can achieve, but it also means that all the damage they do inflict happens fast and furiously. I fully intended to be aware of all the goings on in Austin this [...] . . . → Read More: Texas Legislative Mini-Round Up UPDATED
Barack Obama has stated that he wants to be like Reagan, at least in the sense of wanting to be a transformational figure. But almost certainly he has failed. Yes, Obama has increased the burden of government spending, raised tax rates, and created more dependency, but there’s nothing particularly special about Obama’s tenure that makes [...] . . . → Read More: The Spirit of Reagan Is Still With Us: The Gipper Crushes Obama in Hypothetical Matchup