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Only Big Government Can Save Us from Big Storms, Says the New York Times. Ummm … Really?

Maybe it’s true that “disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of ‘big government,’” But we should probably take that job away and let people who know what they’re doing handle the heavy lifting. [From Only Big Government … Continue reading

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School Nurses and Econ 101, by Bryan Caplan

Most people flip out when economists suggest relaxing government regulation of medical quality. How dare we point out the trade-offs between price, quality, and access? But Robin notes an amazing example we’ve all known about since kindergarten: the school nurse. … Continue reading

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The Giffords Shooting, The Instant Politicization of Everything, & Why Americans Increasingly Hate Dems & Reps

From Nick Gillespie: Readers of this site know I’m no Sarah Palin fan, but to accuse her of complicity in the murderous spree of a clearly insane person is one of the main reasons that partisan political parties are losing … Continue reading

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Less Power=Less Maddening Actions

The Problem With Politics: The way to avoid the maddening convulsions of politics isn’t to change them, or rise above them, or move past them, or transform them, or whatever the trendy term of art is on any given day. … Continue reading

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Could someone please do a production of Iolanthe in Washington?

I’ll buy tickets for all the members of Congress. They don’t have to be there for the whole show; they could skip the entire first act, if need be (though they’d miss the great Act I finale). As long as … Continue reading

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