Tag Archives: Government Spending

Snapshot Commentaries — 18 February 2013

Much has gone on in the last week, and there is much to comment upon.  Rather than do an in-depth discussion of any one  item, I’ll try to give something more than a soundbite to several topics.   To start, … Continue reading

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Keeping off the Welfare Cliff — 14 January 2013

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the “welfare cliff”, by which people who are recipients of various forms of income support are given powerful and perverse incentives to stay on welfare instead of seeking employment.  I reproduce the chart below … Continue reading

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Super, Just Super — 21 November 2011

So the Super Committee “failed” to reach agreement.  I, for one, am not surprised at all, and I am not particularly dismayed. This effort to short-circuit Congress’s responsibilities was ill-conceived from the start.  It was unlikely that a group of … Continue reading

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Feral Youth on Facebook — 15 August 2011

Thank goodness for Europe.  They show us what lies ahead.  First it was Greece, showing us the end point of an over-generous government.  When a polity accepts the notion that public spending fosters a healthy economy, the conclusion is inevitable.  … Continue reading

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One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor — 18 July 2011

The deadline for the debt ceiling negotiations is fast approaching, and little in the way of legislation appears on offer.  Much has been written, blogged, and pontificated about this political wrestling match, and I thought it might be useful to … Continue reading

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You Think You’re So Smart — 4 July 2011

Liberals are supposed to be the smart ones.  They count among their number most academic types, and of course the elite opinion-setters in the news media, in television and in the entertainment fields on both the East and West Coasts.  … Continue reading

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“It does not work…” — 6 June 2011

“We are spending more money than we have ever spent before and it does not work… we have just as much unemployment as when we started and an enormous debt to boot.” One could imagine Timothy Geithner in a confessional … Continue reading

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