America’s Political Implosion

America’s democracy and constitution is being trashed by unelected shadowy forces, aided and abetted by prestigious media outlets like the New York Times. These forces presume to know better or have more privilege than their fellow Americans who “voted the wrong way”.

Food Is Freedom: How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat and Sick

Beyond the simple fact that a tax on meat would be yet another example of government overreach, there are other problems with a meat tax. It is also based on a subjective and dubious interpretation of the effects of meat on both the environment and on personal health. Such a tax would, like existing taxes on sugar and tobacco products, disproportionately impact the poorest Americans.

America’s Financial Suicide: The Budget Deficit Rises 26% in One Year as Federal Spending Spirals Wildly out of Control

We are in the process of committing national financial suicide, and most Americans don’t seem to care.  As  you will see below, the federal budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended on September 30th was the largest in 7 years.  In fact, it was actually 26 percent larger than last year.  Federal spending is wildly out of control, and “non-discretionary spending” is projected to go through the roof in the years ahead.  Under our current system, it is literally going to be impossible to turn things around.  As the Baby Boomers continue to retire, the amount of resources demanded…

Solving Wicked Problems

Education is a ‘wicked problem’ if you go by Australian Public Service Commission criteria. The APSC has long claimed that some policy areas are so complex that they are “highly resistant to resolution.”

Turning the Clock Back

California has passed legislation to significantly restrict the ability of businesses to use independent contractors. This is part of a seemingly global push against the rise of casual jobs (that don’t pay benefits), including the so-called ‘gig economy’.

Ohioans Pay Eight Times More for Electricity than Eleven Years ago thanks to Riders, Subsidies, Smart Meters, etc.

Utility companies are pretty jazzed about this, too.  Knowing exactly when their customers use their gas and electric 24/7 and what for gives them the opportunity to try to sell their customers additional products and services.  Utility companies can also sell this private data to third parties and then they can also try to sell these utility customers other products.

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