I say, again and again, that it is an embarrassing non-sequitur to argue that people are “irrational” and then leap to the conclusion that they need benevolent paternal guidance from the state. After all, if people are irrational then voters are irrational, politicians are irrational, bureaucrats are irrational, etc.
… people acting inside government institutions are much less likely to themselves bear the cost of their mistakes, and will therefore likely make more of them. There is no way to wriggle out of the fact that people who win elections are just like the rest of us.
… I don’t doubt that non-terrible policies are sometimes successfully enacted. To doubt that would be a bit like a market skeptic doubting that anyone ever succeeds in buying a candy bar. That would be terrifically dense. What I doubt, very strongly, is that the discovery of “irrationalities” undermines the authority of market institutions more than it undermines the authority of government institutions. Are people more or likely to behave irrationally when voting for their congressman or when buying a sandwich? Do buyers for private organizations sign contracts for $76 screws? Etc.
The woke revolution in the classroom is about to go federal.
‘It was insensitive, and I have embarrassed myself and my party by its use,’ O’Connor said.
It’s time for a mass deprogramming.
Why the soft-drink giant is pulling back from its left-wing posturing.
Since when do we need the cops to intervene in the recreational stabbings of our youth?
A look at why droves are leaving the state.
Du Pont, who died Saturday, was a great two-term GOP governor and conservative innovator.
"Nothing works in our city without public safety, and for public safety we need the police," Yang said.
‘The reason people aren’t getting back to work is fear,’ Gina Raimondo claimed.
‘During certain seasonal periods with respiratory-borne diseases, people might elect to wear masks.’
A proposition worth considering: Women have a decided influence over men.
The project is a boon for real-estate developers and a constellation of nonprofits and service providers, but a boondoggle for taxpayers.