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    ATSRTWT

    George ? OK, IMO I’m fairly up-to-date on Internet acronyms, but OTTOMH I can’t think of what “ATSRTWT” means. FWIW, this isn’t a case of CRS, because AFAIK I’ve never encountered this one B4 IMPE. OTOH, maybe I did, but IAC, my reaction to it was a classic WTF. IOW,…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    What a libertarian is not.

    This article posted by Reason is a hillarious book review of Michael Otsuka?s Libertarianism Without Inequality. The book attempts — unsuccessfully — to redefine what libertarian means by adding a qualifier. Instead of the basic philosophical term created as a tribute to John Locke, Otsuka believes that present day…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    Re: A good point about a Cobb-Troxler race

    Just put both guys in office. Pay them each the full salary and have them work on alternate days and be done with it. And why not, that’s what the Legislature did with the Speaker last session. If it’s a close race, just whack the laurels in half and let…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    Utah’s tuition tax credit study lambasted

    In Salt Lake City, Utah, Chris Fawson and Roberta Herzberg, the authors of a study on the economic impact of tuition tax credits in Utah, recently found out that their study was decimated by a board of researchers in an academic discussion of the study hosted by the Associate Superintendent,…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    Re: A good point about a Cobb-Troxler race

    John, this reminder on the true cost of a re-vote makes the suggestion from our friend Wes Scott even more sensible: Just put both guys in office. Pay them each the full salary and have them work on alternate days and be done with it. Everybody wins.
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    What’s so good about democracy?

    Our good friend and occasional Shaftesbury speaker, Mike Munger, has this superb essay on the problems of democracy on the EconLib site. A sampling: “The pretense that in the multitude we find rectitude is dangerous: many of us would love to impose our ‘wisdom’ on others. Saluting the collective…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    A good point about a Cobb-Troxler race

    Responding to my ?Daily Journal? column today excoriating Britt Cobb (once again) for pursuing his irresponsible demand for a new state election for ag commissioner, Hickory developer and JLF board member Andy Wells sent me this comment: In all the discussion, nobody ever talks about the cost to the…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005
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    Charlotte Update

    Lotsa fallout from last night’s City Council meeting: – As expected, the South End light rail project’s official cost was moved up again, and is now $427 million. And, surprise, completion date was also pushed back six months to April 2007 in an attempt to deal with the…
    Locker Room contributor, January 11, 2005