Daily Archives: May 2, 2012
Ditto, and this analysis is generous, considering that the Social Security Administration has already reached insolvency. Dollars coming in from new taxpayers no longer cover the cost of funds paid out, and the system’s only assets are loans with the federal government.
A market-oriented concept called “catch shares” could help fight the problem of declining North Carolina fish stocks. Jon Sanders reaches that conclusion in a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report. Learn more here and by clicking play below.
On Chuck Todd’s MSNBC program, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg expands on the insights from this Roll Call column suggesting that it may have been a mistake for Democrats to pick Charlotte to host their presidential nominating convention. Mentioned prominently: the unpopularity of Gov. Bev Perdue. Shameless self-promotion: Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington will have a reportContinue Reading
In this Freeman column, Professor Sandy Ikeda writes about order that results from human action, but not human design — Hayek’s “spontaneous orders.” He focuses on money. It’s extremely useful, but it didn’t come about because some official came up with the idea and then put it into effect by legislation or decree. That isContinue Reading
John Stossel‘s latest column disputes popular notions about the goverment’s ability to make our lives better by boosting the “green economy.” Politicians specialize in convincing you that, with their help, you can have your cake and eat it, too. The idea of a new “green economy” that is both clean and rich with jobs becameContinue Reading
The GAO’s lavish partying and the Secret Service’s Colombian shenanigans have generated plenty of headlines. Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute warns in his latest National Review Online column that these scandals shouldn’t distract people from the federal government’s real problems. Given our flaws as individuals, the Obama administration believes that government should run ourContinue Reading