Reason Writers Around Town: Nick Gillespie on Bush as a Big-Government Disaster in the WSJ


Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Reason.tv Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie asks:

Now that George W. Bush has finally left office, here's a challenge to a nation famous for its proud tradition of invention: Can somebody invent a machine capable of fully measuring the disaster that was the Bush presidency?…

In a way that was inconceivable when he took office, Mr. Bush—the advance man for the "ownership society," smaller and more trustworthy government, and a humble foreign policy—increased the size and scope of the federal government to unprecedented levels. At the same time, he constantly flashed signs of secrecy, duplicity, ineffectiveness and outright incompetence.

Read all about it here.