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Another Great Moment in Local Government

Another Great Moment in Local Government

It’s no secret that I have very little faith in the competence and good will of government. I focus primarily on the fecklessness of Washington, but I also can’t resist… Read more »

Least Sympathetic Obamacare Victims…Ever

Least Sympathetic Obamacare Victims…Ever

I have great sympathy for almost all segments of the population that have been disadvantaged by Obamacare. Among the victims are many relatively powerless people, including children, low-income workers, and… Read more »

Paul Krugman Is (Sort of) Right about a Plot against France

Paul Krugman Is (Sort of) Right about a Plot against France

Every so often, when the temptation is too great, I’ll comment on something written by Paul Krugman. When he botched his analysis of Estonia, for instance, I joined that nation’s… Read more »

The Essence of Government, as Captured by Cartoons

The Essence of Government, as Captured by Cartoons

I greatly admire the way some political cartoonists are able to effectively capture the essence of an issue. And when it comes to government, I’ve always enjoyed the cartoons that… Read more »

Big Government Redistributes Money from Ordinary Americans to Benefit Washington’s Gilded Class

Big Government Redistributes Money from Ordinary Americans to Benefit Washington’s Gilded Class

Regular readers know I complain about the army of overpaid bureaucrats in Washington, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The larger problem is that Washington also is filled… Read more »

Will Paul Ryan and GOP Budget Negotiators Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?!?

Will Paul Ryan and GOP Budget Negotiators Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?!?

There’s a joke in Washington that Democrats are the evil party and Republicans are the stupid party. Except this joke isn’t very funny since a lot of bad policy occurs… Read more »

Economic Growth Is the Best Way to Help the Poor, not Redistribution in Pursuit of Coerced Income Equality

Economic Growth Is the Best Way to Help the Poor, not Redistribution in Pursuit of Coerced Income Equality

Switzerland’s left-wing party has instigated a referendum for November 24 that asks voters to limit pay ranges so that a company wouldn’t be able to pay top employees more than… Read more »

The Rise (and Upcoming Fall) of the Welfare State in the Western World

The Rise (and Upcoming Fall) of the Welfare State in the Western World

I routinely (some would say repetitively) argue that the burden of government spending is a drag on the economy because labor and capital are being misallocated via the political process…. Read more »

CF&P Joins Coalition Warning Against Reversing Sequester Cuts

CF&P Joins Coalition Warning Against Reversing Sequester Cuts

Last week the Center for Freedom & Prosperity joined with the National Taxpayers Union and 17 other groups to warn Republican leaders against making the mistake of undoing the sequester… Read more »

The Continuing Obamacare Disaster

The Continuing Obamacare Disaster

You know things are going poorly for the Obama White House when even the New York Times is writing about the “third world experience” of Obamacare. Heck, it’s almost gotten… Read more »