Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

Liberty and the environment

I’ve been asked this question more than once over the years, as an environmental engineer: “If business is not regulated by government, wouldn’t the environment be destroyed?” Here is a compendium of my answers, over time. Here in the Fifty … Continue reading

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Pay for play – on our dime

By Nathan Barton California has allowed, and Colorado is considering, how college and university sports players can profit from their playing games.  Well, at least some of them.  I think, from the point of view of taxpayers and lovers of … Continue reading

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Reposting: Mama Liberty’s “The Free Cheese”

To all our readers: In going back into the files while trying to fix the recent two-week shutdown, I’ve again found some of Mama Liberty’s columns, and here is one to share again – especially since (though it is but … Continue reading

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Stupid government tricks – recycling

The following is taken from an article by Michael Munger, an economics professor.  It points out the stupidity of recycling as usually run by governments (and sometimes even by for-profit and non-profit groups).  My wife and I have long taught … Continue reading

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Sayings

Courtesy of a friend and correspondent, here are some great bits of political humor to share.  They all point to the problems with government, and remind us that no matter how bad government gets, we can still laugh at it. … Continue reading

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Annual refresher training for Congressmen – just like MSHA

By Nathan Barton This current crop of new congresscritturs makes us realize one of the strongest arguments for unlimited terms for them is the difficulty in getting them trained o- the-job. (Not that such an argument comes anywhere close to … Continue reading

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Trump’s latest – eh?

by Nathan Barton Mainsteam Media continues to portray The Donald as all sorts of evil, including much that he is definitely not guilty of, while mostly ignoring his real evils. The list is long: the Never-Trumpers (Dem, GOP, and whatever) … Continue reading

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