One libertarian response to the cry “heartless!” is to reassure a sentimental critic that they need not worry. Government spending, they say, has “crowded out” private charity. Once government spending on behalf of the poor and suffering is cut back, private charitable contributions will surge to take its place.
I think public spending crowds [...]
John Stossel writes: “I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn’t name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better.”
John Stossel must be blind.
Consider health care, for instance. Professor Douglas Amy of Mount Holyoke College looked into this issue; here’s an [...]
U.S. Government Bodies Recommending that Citizens Encrypt Data for Information Security
The analysis shows a significant relationship between file or data encryption and reduced theft of intellectual property. Encryption, therefore, should be considered an important tool for protecting confidential information.
Federal Trade Commission:
Consider training employees to take basic steps to maintain the [...]
… then why is it asking major Internet service providers to turn over users’ account passwords for government use?
To no small degree, the United States of America rose in prominence because of innovation, and to no small degree that innovation has been funded through research funded directly by the federal government and indirectly through its support of higher education. In economist Edwin Mansfield’s classic study of American industrial innovation, for instance, he finds [...]
I’m confused. Republicans keep saying they want to reduce the size of government. Nonetheless, Republican politicians in Congress are protesting about how, because of the “sequester” government budget reductions that they agreed to, the Obama Administration has eliminated the spending devoted to tours of the White House.
So, this week, Republican U.S. Representative Chris Stewart [...]
As you may be aware, one year and one month ago the U.S. government halted publication of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. This publication — which was available free of charge on the Internet via the U.S. Census Bureau — brought together thousands and thousands of pieces of information from across the federal [...]
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican Party’s pick for Congress in Arkansas’ 5th District, wants the government to engage in religious cleansing in the United States: “I see no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States.”
Charlie Fuqua, the Republican Party nominee for United States Congress, wants [...]
“… the government keeps taking more and more of my money…” – Sarah Peppel
“Exasperated w/govt taking more and more of my money…” – Paul Robb
“My government keeps lying to me, over and over keeps taking more and more of my money…” – A Better Version of Me
“The reason I don’t want to [...]
1077 days ago, Barack Obama took his Oath of Office as President of the United States of America, solemnly swearing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” As President, one of the ways that Barack Obama is supposed to do that is to nominate five members of a Privacy and Civil [...]