Popping our political bubbles is a good thing

This is an interesting article from Noah Millman senior editor at The American Conservative. Attached to the article is an even more interesting discussion of the social media driven “political bubbles” we all live in to a greater or lesser extent from Al Jazeera.

We think it is wise to expose oneself to different political dispositions actively. Indeed at this website we are fortunate that though we proudly proclaim our classically liberal or libertarian bias,

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Is the Military Really “Depleted” After Years of Record-High Spending?

Why do conservatives always fall for the defense spending bit? We should be cutting agencies AND the Pentagon, not expanding the Pentagon.

Conservatives want lower taxes right? Smaller government? Well, the military is BIG government, and often deeply crony to boot.

Necessary? Yes. But at current levels? No.

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Trump Signs Executive Order On Regulation: “For Every New Regulation, Two Regulations Must Be Revoked”

Cut it!

Believe it or not Canada, that’s right Canada, started this red tape cutting trend. We posted about Canada’s so called “1 for 1” regulation scheme in the spring of 2015. The law stated that for any new reg implemented an old reg had to be repealed.

Our readers loved the idea. But some readers said that a “1 for 1” deal didn’t take things far enough. Apparently President Trump agrees with them.

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Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75% or ‘maybe more’

Excellent. Regs are killing the economy and they have been gamed by the biggest players in both business and government. What’s even worse are the “guidances” issued by regulatory agencies at the whim of bureaucrats. At least the regulations are written down.

Fewer regulations means (counter intuitively for some) a less crony system. Where there is opacity and red tape the cronies rule.

We’ll see how much can be cleaned up.

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