By Petrarch | Nov 2, 2007 | 2
What are we to make of the news that career State Department staffers are refusing to go to Iraq?
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 Petrarch | Oct 25, 2007 | 0
Why such a difference between the handling of the California fires, vs Katrina in New Orleans?
By Pukka Sahib | Oct 12, 2007 | 1
Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Hermann Goering is laughing.
By Petrarch | Oct 3, 2007 | 0
In recent years, the dream of home ownership has gotten farther and farther out of reach, as house prices have escalated. According to a recent study, the primary cause is excessive zoning laws - that is, government over-regulation.
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 Pukka Sahib | Aug 31, 2007 | 0
Bureaucracies never die, and India's still uses genuine red tape.
By Petrarch | Jul 23, 2007 | 1
Brazil serves as an object lesson in how government incompetence - not greed, not really bribery even, certainly not totalitarianism, just simple incompetence - can make life difficult on an otherwise free and vibrant economy.