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Great Moments in Local Government: Pick Your “Favorite” Example of Thuggery and Incompetence

Great Moments in Local Government: Pick Your “Favorite” Example of Thuggery and Incompetence

I’m a strong believer in federalism, but not because I think state and local governments are competent. Politicians and interest groups are a toxic combination in all circumstance. But at… Read more »

Is It Good News or Bad News that the White House Has Delayed the Obamacare Employer Mandate?

Is It Good News or Bad News that the White House Has Delayed the Obamacare Employer Mandate?

As I explained back in April, I’m cautiously optimistic that Obamacare will fall apart for the simple reason that it’s impossible to have a workable government-run healthcare system without the… Read more »

Should the Government Do Something about Obesity?

Should the Government Do Something about Obesity?

Last year, I showed an image of evolutionary stages that was so accurate that it would earn approval even from many strict creationists. Here’s a new image of evolutionary stages… Read more »

Thomas Sowell Explains How the Welfare State Hurts the Poor

Thomas Sowell Explains How the Welfare State Hurts the Poor

Political cartoonists like Michael Ramirez and Chuck Asay are effective because they convey so much with images. But we need more than clever cartoons if we’re going to educate the… Read more »

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which Nation Is in the Deepest Fiscal Doo-Doo of All?

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which Nation Is in the Deepest Fiscal Doo-Doo of All?

According to the Bank for International Settlements, the United States has a terrible long-run fiscal outlook. Assuming we don’t implement genuine entitlement reform, the only countries in worse shape are… Read more »

Great Moments in Law Enforcement

Great Moments in Law Enforcement

Lenore Skenazy has a column in today’s Wall Street Journal on the topic of whether it should be a criminal offense to leave your kids in a car, even if… Read more »

The Moochers and Looters in France Are Running Out of Victims

The Moochers and Looters in France Are Running Out of Victims

The late, great Margaret Thatcher famously said that “Socialist governments…always run out of other people’s money” and “I love the smell of napalm in the morning” is an iconic line… Read more »

By Global Standards, the Government Education Bureaucracy Gets the Most Money while Delivering Mediocre Results

By Global Standards, the Government Education Bureaucracy Gets the Most Money while Delivering Mediocre Results

I don’t write or speak about education very much, but, when asked, I explain that America has a very costly and inefficient government school monopoly. The strongest piece of evidence… Read more »

Some Much-Needed Remedial Public Finance Economics for David Cameron and other Statists

Some Much-Needed Remedial Public Finance Economics for David Cameron and other Statists

In a recent interview with the BBC, I basically accused UK Prime Minister David Cameron of being a feckless and clueless demagogue who is engaged in a desperate effort to… Read more »

Great Moments in IRS Incompetence

Great Moments in IRS Incompetence

The IRS is worthy of scorn. It is a bloated bureaucracy that routinely violates the rights of taxpayers. But even I didn’t think it was possible for a collection of… Read more »