Tag Archives: Stupid government tricks

Government: scams on the increase

By Nathan Barton (Speaking of Tax Freedom Day!) Every so often, we get a warning about some new scam, where someone says that (for a fee) they can help us get free money from “Uncle Sugar” or some state agency. … Continue reading

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Republic or Empire: what the American military is not

By Nathan Barton Many people over the years have compared Rome to America (what is now the Fifty States), in various ways.  Good and bad.  Fortunately, most of the similarities are superficial, and there are many differences.

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The tragedy in New Zealand

By Nathan Barton For fifty people to be killed by a single evil man is a tragedy. It is so, regardless of where or who they are, his reasons, or the circumstances.  I grieve with the New Zealanders, and especially … Continue reading

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Sharing the blame and the shame

By Nathan Barton We just can’t depend on government to do things right. Lovers of liberty are not the only people who embarrass themselves with what they say. (See my last commentary on JPFO, Hawai’i, and Levi Strauss.)

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Shutdown demonstrates the future

By Nathan Barton As the current partial government shutdown continues and sets a modern record for the Fedgov’s closure, it may be that we are seeing the future. No, it is NOT a future that looks like the National Mall … Continue reading

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What does government cost us?

By Nathan Barton Got this in the email today. Is this right?  Read on.

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Government complexity and failure – illustrated in blood

By Nathan Barton On Saturday the 10th, tragedy struck Moab, Utah. At the Intrepid Potash Mine (seen above, from Google Maps), down the Colorado River from the popular tourist town, three men were removing a pump. The equipment touched a … Continue reading

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