The actual experts that built post-war America have retired, died off and left the scene leaving us not with up & coming protégés but instead an elite “expertocracy”
What we have learned – or at least what we should learn – from the pandemic is that people in high positions in government are quick to assume power and slow to relinquish it.
Two questions. First: when is the last time you had even the slightest concern about drinking the water from your kitchen tap? Second: can you name a city in America under Republican leadership that is broke and dysfunctional?
I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. Therefore I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in the duty of self help and in the freedom that flows from self-reliance.
Get a letter from GEICO and you most likely throw it away. But get a letter from the IRS and the room spins.
As government grows it becomes at once less competent and more malfeasant – a belief that has been again recently confirmed.
With the best of intentions, the government has become the driving economic force in both higher education and in health care. In both cases, costs are out of control.
For ruling-class elites, there is nothing to recommend Texas. It is a miserable, Red State, George W. Bush-spawning hell-on-earth. So how, then, do they explain job numbers just released by the federal government?
I got an email from the superintendent of the school district where my younger daughter goes to school talking about the impact of state budget funding cuts.
An office full of government functionaries is simply no match for the creativity of the free market.