The Left: The Far and Away Hugest Spenders of ‘Dark Money’

The Left and the media (please pardon the redundancy) are endlessly fascinated with so-called “dark money”…on the political Right. And only on the political Right. Wikipedia defines “dark money” as: “In…politics…, dark money are funds given to nonprofit organizations – and include 501(c)(4) (social welfare) 501(c)(5) (unions) and 501(c)(6) (trade association) groups – that can […]

Government Mandating Maximums and Minimums is Almost Always Awful

Those of us who understand rudimentary economics – and/or those of us who have paid any attention at all to the last half century-plus – know the government mandating maximums and minimums is a ridiculously bad idea. Republican President Richard Nixon imposed (wage and) price controls – maximums on what can be charged. How’d that […]

Intellectual Property Theft – And a Worldwide Child Sex Trafficking Ring

The thing about criminals is – they commit lots of crimes. They don’t find one secluded illegal niche – into which they nestle down, breaking just this law or that one. Criminals – are criminals. They break laws – plural. Of all sorts. Their respect for the law is…hampered. They are quite comfortable – operating […]

Obama Holdovers Are Making Puerto Rico’s Recovery Much Less Possible

The most damaging and pernicious of the nigh infinite elements of the Washington, D.C. Swamp – which President Donald Trump has pledged to drain – is the leftover personnel. Holdovers from the Barack Obama Administration especially – and residual creatures generally. Leftist ideological hacks – and permanent DC denizens. All of whom have very comfortable […]

More Broadband Access for Everyone? Get Rid of the Massive Government Taxes and Fees

One of the very many avenues the Left uses as an excuse to grow government – is the alleged “digital divide.” The number of people who do not have access to Internet service – contrasted with the number who do. Broadband Digital Divide ‘Becoming a Chasm’: “There is ‘growing digital inequality between…the rich and the […]

Less Government in Air Traffic Control, Please

Perhaps the most we’ve ever collectively thought of the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) – was in 1981, when newly minted President Ronald Reagan had to deal with an ATC union strike. The ATC was demanding seventeen times more than the amount of money and benefits – than was in the […]

Decades of Bad Global Trade Deals – Have Led to MUCH More Government Everywhere

Big government policies are, of course, antithetical to productive people engaging in useful work. Most people who do a job – find quite obnoxious the giant bites governments take out of their paychecks, efforts and time. These people are natural allies of the less government movement. But of course, big government and its advocates know […]

Bureaucracy Power Grab Comment Periods Are Always Stupid – and Often Corrupt

We have very many times discussed the very many unilateral power grabs of the very many Executive Branch departments, agencies, commissions and boards. And we have noted that a particularly stupid part of these power grab processes – is the fake democracy veneer applied that is the Comment Period: “Where some agency of which you’ve […]

Institutional Theft: When Stolen Intellectual Property Is Your Business Model

Anything the brain creates – belongs to the brain that created it. Including the physical work product – of the ideas the brain creates. All of which – is vitally important to our Information Economy. If you can’t profit from your information – you’ll stop creating the information. Because – human nature. And there goes […]