The Government First-Last-and-Only Approach Has Failed: In DC, and New York, and….

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Governments the world over have spent the last century-plus rigidly insisting that they can do…well, everything better than We the Peoples can.  That private citizens, engaged in voluntary interactions amongst themselves – will only blow it.  That government is required to run things – to ensure nothing goes sideways. As the last century-plus has incessantly […]

Let’s Rollback Bad Government – At All Levels. Because the Emperors Have No Clothes

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We have dubbed the Trump ascendancy to the presidency the Reality Revolution.  For decades the Washington, D.C. Establishment Emperor walked around stark naked.  And none of the Establishment Emperor’s Courtiers would point out his “clothes” weren’t clothes – because they were making too much coin pretending they were. Decades of DC failures – dubbed “successes” […]

‘Repeal and Replace’: It’s for Much More Than Just Awful Obamacare

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“Repeal and Replace” is currently all the rage in Washington, D.C.  As well it should be.  As the newly ensconced Republican trinity (President, Senate and House) work to excavate We the People from the awfulness that is Obamacare. But there is a whole lot more government awfulness than just Obamacare.  And there is a whole […]

A Tale of Two Governors: Massive Cronyism and Other Terrible Policy

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One of the heights of lowness that government cronyism has reached is a company managing to so master the favoritism processes, they get multiple states to simultaneously fill its trough. One such lord of the crony universe – is Exelon: “(A) Chicago-based Fortune 100 company with annual revenues of over $34 billion.” Yet again demonstrating […]

New York Staters Must Be Tired of Big City, Big Government Cronyism

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The 2016 Presidential election has renewed the ridiculous argument that we should shed the Electoral College and decide the race by the popular vote. Because Republican President-elect Donald Trump decisively won the former – but received approximately two million less votes in the latter. Leave aside the fact that Trump ran the electoral race, rather […]

Exelon: Guilty of Cronyism Across State Lines

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If there is government – there is nigh always cronyism. The more government spends and does – the more room for cronyism there is. The Feds spend $4 trillion per year, and regulate to the tune of another $2 trillion per annum – which is a LOT of space for cronyism to thrive. But the […]

New York State is Perfecting Governor Andrew Cuomo Cronyism

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Government corruption increases as the size of government increases. The bigger the government’s checkbook and regulatory hammers – the more people will try to bribe politicians to direct where the checks and hammers fall. This is cronyism. You contribute to politicians – and ask for government beneficial treatment. You want government to reward you – […]