Tagged: government

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Perverse Incentives

The key to successful government policy is through perverse incentive mitigation, usually through the Law of Unintended Consequences.

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The Worst Year

The old order has been shown for the lie it was. Putting things back the way they were is effectively impossible, and a new path forward must be made.

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Always at the Abyss

This reluctance to condemn, this refusal to delineate between protesting and rioting, bears responsibility for what happened in Chicago last night

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It Really is All About the Money

Pretending to be bewildered at the failure of recruitment and retention efforts while denying that compensation plays a role is bad business, even for government.

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Linky Friday: Those Folks on the Hill

Linky Friday, Ordinary Times’ end-of-week tradition of bringing you links to stories from around the world and across the web. This week: The Folks on the Hill, looking at the newly sworn in Congress, with music to read, share, and discuss

A One Party Nation

The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.

So. That Happened.

In which Burt Likko tries to convince you, and himself, that it’s not going to be that bad.

Empiricism v. Principle

Smaller government can’t be the sine qua non of the politics of freedom in a Wagner’s Law world.