Americans distract themselves with freak-show headlines while political institutions escape their control.
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Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force. We could use a little less of that, please.
By virtue of representing the correct vision of the good, these conservatives say, they have every right to use the coercive power of the state to interfere with others' choices.
We need to remove all the ways that government deters people from seeking treatment.
People sometimes regret actions taken hastily during a crisis but find reversing them diabolically difficult.
Around the world, governments are taking advantage of COVID-19 to tighten the screws on their subjects.
Contact tracing might offer hope for slowing the spread of the pandemic—or fulfill every Big Brother-ish fear privacy advocates have ever raised.
Government agencies and public utilities are the most preposterous examples of stasis. The coronavirus might force them, finally, to innovate and join the modern world.
The Good News Is That We Probably Won't Elect a Socialist. The Bad News Is That We Already Have, Many Times.
Americans probably don't want a president who will nationalize the means of production, but we're happy to keep electing ones who grow government spending.
Congress and President Trump should use 2020 to craft more sane policies on trade, immigration, and the budget.
For all their harrumphing about the evils of corporate influence-peddling, left-wing demagogues are willfully blind to the biggest influence-seekers in state and federal capitols.
"I'm an animal lover, and I feel guilty that they're wandering around out there and they have nothing to eat."
The city’s systems have been down since May 7, with no end in sight.
"We love the city, we hope they fill the potholes faster. And if they’re not going to do it, we’ll do it ourselves.”
Yet another example of private citizens taking it upon themselves to do what the government is incapable of.
David Friedman’s Legal Systems Very Different from Ours explores the costs and benefits of various legal systems across time.
No matter their age or political persuasion, Americans have similar thoughts on this one.
He also offers up concrete proposals not just to reform government but to route around it and get on with our lives already.
Some news outlets have insinuated that the government shutdown is to blame for several tragic deaths. Statistics say otherwise.
Audits dating back to 2003 highlight a culture of mismanagement and misconduct.
Growth alone won't get us out of this mess.
First it failed to prepare for a snowstorm. Then it overprepared.
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an astounding $1.6 billion. You and I probably won't win, but the government definitely will.
It sure beats endless battles over who gets to stuff their preferred governance down the throats of the vanquished.
There are lots of reasons to be concerned about government snooping, but how should we feel when private companies do it?
Understanding the great American tax rip-off.
The foul ups by the Broward County Sheriff's Office don't inspire confidence.
Campus Activists Formed Their Own Alternative Student Government, Now Want to Impeach Their Fake President
University of Kansas's Multicultural Student Government "has ultimately turned into a dictatorship model of government."
Smaller government has the possibility to be more honest government.