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Great Moments in Government Thuggery

Great Moments in Government Thuggery

Two years ago, I shared a video about the Environmental Protection Agency’s brutal and thuggish tactics against an Idaho family. That story had a very happy ending because the Supreme Court struck… Read more »

Secret Videotape of Obama Cabinet Meeting Unveiled!

Secret Videotape of Obama Cabinet Meeting Unveiled!

The headline of this post might not be completely honest. Indeed, if you asked me to grade the accuracy of my title, I’ll admit right away that it falls into… Read more »

Can Government Help Workers by Making Them More Expensive?

Can Government Help Workers by Making Them More Expensive?

I wish there was a magic wand that somebody could wave and all of us would have more money. Or maybe Santa Claus could play that role, or some version of… Read more »

Great Moments in the Failed and Costly War against Money Laundering

Great Moments in the Failed and Costly War against Money Laundering

Time for another great moment in red tape. I wrote a couple of weeks ago that banks treat customers poorly in part because of bad laws and regulations from Washington. Money laundering… Read more »

Great Moments in Wasteful Spending…or Great Moments in Bizarre Regulation?

Great Moments in Wasteful Spending…or Great Moments in Bizarre Regulation?

Every so often, I share stories about the ridiculous and outrageous way in which the federal government squanders our money. So when I saw this New York Post story about the feds pissing away… Read more »

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 »

Some Jobs Are Bad Jobs, Even in the Private Sector

Some Jobs Are Bad Jobs, Even in the Private Sector

It’s no secret that I think we have too many government bureaucrats and I’ve shared very strong evidence that most of them are grossly overpaid. I also have shown some… Read more »

Raise Your Glass and Give a Toast to Celebrate the Real-World Benefits of Lower Taxes and Economic Freedom

Raise Your Glass and Give a Toast to Celebrate the Real-World Benefits of Lower Taxes and Economic Freedom

I share a lot of economic theory and empirical evidence in favor of lower tax rates. And I’m constantly extolling the virtues of overall economic freedom. But sometimes it helps… Read more »

New EPA emissions rules would bury coal

New EPA emissions rules would bury coal

This article appeared in The Washington Times.

Great Moments in State Government

Great Moments in State Government

Back in 2010, I shared parts of a Dave Barry column that mocked the government for bizarre examples of stupid law enforcement. Barry was specifically making fun of OSHA bureaucrats… Read more »