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Tag Archives: government

Ebola and CDC: Distrust of White House (and government generally) grows

Government isn’t all bad. A very small and generally limited one can make some sense. I will even go so far as to say that a very modest taxpayer supported safety net for the truly indigent is OK if for whatever reason a private net does not exist. (I think that it would generally however in a very small government world, but that is for another post.) But government is at best, at best, a necessary evil. It is never something to be celebrated, but we unfortunately have celebrated government for far too long in this country.

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Ebola Comes to America: Krugman & Stiglitz Must Be Delighted

Paul Krugman is famous for having said essentially that one of the ways the US could pull itself out of the current recession/depression is by mobilizing for an alien invasion. A War of the Worlds would do the trick. Everyone could build space ships and laser guns and whatever to fight the otherworldly menace. Stimulus. Full employment!

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Mike Huckabee, Social Conservatism, and Hypocrisy in the GOP

Mike Huckabee recently threatened to leave the Republican Party if the GOP becomes more tolerant of gay marriage.

I say OK. Leave. I know a few people within the party who will happily hold the door for you and will carry your bags.

Where are you going to go though Mike?

Actually I don’t care.

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