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Dim

The Metrorail system — the major subway and public transit system for D.C. and its environs — will spend $200,000 trying to figure out what kind of light bulbs it should use. I suspect that a future, more expensive study will try to figure out how many public employees it will take to change them.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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