By Hobbes | Oct 26, 2007 | 1
It's a far better thing, as well as much easier, for government to act to prevent a disaster, or at least to warn residents loudly and clearly of the potential consequences of their foolish choices.
By Will Offensicht | Oct 24, 2007 | 1
Detroit has given away a great many test drives which they could have had for free.
By Von Hayek | Oct 19, 2007 | 26
We hear a lot about the problem of police brutality. We forget the price we pay when the police aren't brutal enough.
By Will Offensicht | Oct 18, 2007 | 0
These bridges have needed fixing for 25 years and they're still operating?
By Hobbes | Oct 1, 2007 | 8
Inspecting IDs is a waste of time and money, but it's ideal from the bureaucratic point of view because it doesn't solve the problem.
By Hobbes | Sep 25, 2007 | 2
Mr. Washington said, "Government is like fire - an uncertain servant and a fearful master," but he missed the essence. At its core, governance boils down to two questions: "Who says?" and "Who pays?"
By Von Hayek | Sep 6, 2007 | 3
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton called Social Security "the most successful domestic program in the history of the United States". If that's true, we'd hate to see a failed one.
By Will Offensicht | Sep 6, 2007 | 5
We need an inheritance tax to periodically level the playing field so that new businesses can continue to grow our economy.
By Will Offensicht | Sep 4, 2007 | 6
Every June, schools send the social security numbers of all their graduates to the IRS. Every May, after tax season, the IRS adds up all the taxes paid by all the graduates of each school and tells everybody the average amount paid...
By Will Offensicht | Aug 28, 2007 | 28
Everybody ignores the only health care question that matters - how do we limit demand for it?