Posts Tagged ‘slackers’

Culture Saved

Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-NY): In some forty years of government work I have learned one thing for certain. As I have put it, the central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it […]

Lessons from Katrina on the Hudson and Reynolds’ Second Law

Previously, I wrote how the government’s poor response to hurricane Sandy is a manifestation of decades worth of mission creep: Micromanagement of the citizenry, on the other hand, is something that should unequivocally be outside the control or influence of governments, if for no other reason than it detracts from the organization’s ability to successfully […]

Lessons from Katrina on the Hudson

There are many. The most valuable one for survivors and observers may be that governments, even when optimally structured and run, cannot mitigate the Big Acts of Nature. The optimal structure for a government would have its power and influence limited to addressing the big things that are a consequence of large numbers of people interacting […]

More Government = Less Help

This ad from the Libertarian Party sums it up nicely. More government first and foremost brings with it ways to defend and protect more government, whether by corruption, cronyism, bureaucratic process, or military intervention. It’s the law of diminishing returns. Of course, it’s important to sprinkle a little help back to the masses, enough to […]

Question: What does it look like when voters show government unions the bird?

Answer: Wisconsin governor recall election Scott Walker (53.2%) vs. Tom Barrett (46.3%) Related PostsAm I Rich? Over 200 Dead in Chicago… What’s Your Story Worth? Winds of Change Instapundit slips. Armageddon nigh.

OWS Alchemy

But you should have heard the crying and pleading from dedicated Madison folk about how important it was to keep open this wholly unregulated, health-code flouting shanty town, which, it was argued, was housing the homeless. How insidiously consistent that the Occupy With Self rabble would seek to turn their constitutionally protected, but shallow protest […]

Signs You’ve Hired the Wrong Landscaper

Earlier this year, we finally closed out the work we contracted to have done by a landscape architect firm and a landscaping company. Mostly, it didn’t go well. The part that did go well was the design from the landscape architect. We were very pleased with the design. Given our exceedingly busy schedules with managing […]

Life Is Hard

Jobless Grad Sues College For 70G Tuition “Trina Thompson gave it the old college try, but couldn’t find work. Now she thinks her sheepskin wasn’t worth her time, and is suing her alma mater for her money back. The Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn’t found gainful employment […]

Doing The Job Illegal Immigrants Won’t Do

Today, I paid taxes. Lots and lots of taxes. Related PostsClean Energy Not So Clean Just Relax And Let Big Brother Choose To Have and To Hold and To Beat