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The Government is not a Business

It is a popular idea amongst many Republicans and more than a few Democrats that the United States would benefit from being run like a business. The appeal of this argument is often tied to faux-outrage ginned up over “wasteful” spending by some part of the giant bureaucracy that “would never happen” if the people […]

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Modern Political Absurdities II

Part 2 of 2 Continued from Part 1 As one might anticipate, the wealth process is dominated by what we call a winner-take-all effect. In America, going back to our founding, those with money and privileges have tended to try to control the process. Sadly, we should acknowledge that there is a non-insignificant proportion of […]