Big Government

You Say You Wanna Devolution?

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He's got some ideas about making cuts.

The Cato Institute today ran full-page ads [PDF] in the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal today urging President Barack Obama and the Congress to cut hundreds of billions in annual federal expenditures, and pointing them to Cato's new site DownsizingGovernment.org, which lists all kinds of specific programs to be reorganized or euthanized outright. Looks like a useful resource going forward for those looking for better answers to "What would you cut?" than whatever honking noises you might hear from the Newt Gingriches of the world.

As fate would have it, the Reason printing presses are currently disgorging our one-of-a-kind special November issue, "How to Slash Government Before it Slashes You." Like Cato, we're producing scores of concrete suggestions for and examples of governments downsizing to avert fiscal catastrophe and produce economic growth. Unlike our friends down the street, our product comes illustrated not with an image of the Capitol building, but with a deathly hand clutching a menacing knife. In 3-D.

Look for that, and some related Reason.tv videos (also in 3-D!), coming soon. And fer Chrissakes, subscribe already!

Link via Veronique de Rugy.