More Big Government Articles

  • Regulators are glad they're helping Big Business at the expense of Mom & Pops

    Regulating an industry tends to add to overhead costs, which disproportionately affects smaller operators, leading to industry consolidation. This is why Big Business often supports — or at least tolerates — regulation.

  • Taxing away the American way of life

    It's tax time. I'm too scared to do my taxes. I'm sure I'll get something wrong and my enemies in government will persecute -- no, I mean prosecute -- me. So I hired Bob. Bob's my accountant. I like Bob, but I don't like that I have to have an accountant. I don't want to spend time keeping...

  • Charles Koch fights back with Big Government critique

    Is it too farfetched to connect the dots between a brilliant Wall Street Journal op-ed by Charles Koch, the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, and the continued sluggish recovery in jobs, business investment and the overall economy? I don't think so. In his piece, Koch seems to make a plea...

  • Big Business and Big Government vs. good beer

    Now is the greatest time in history to be a beer drinker in America. Big breweries are actually making good beer — Sam Adams is adding great new beers, Sierra Nevada, too; Coors brews Blue Moon (unofficial motto: "the best beer for non-beer-drinkers"). More importantly, though, is the...

  • Canada shows you can cut government spending

    What's the proper size of government? Here's an article from American Enterprise Institute's The American website citing a study by Canadian economist Livio De Matteo of the free-market Fraser Institute. The bottom line: The optimal government size of maximizing economic growth is 26 percent of...

  • Navy database tracks civilians' parking tickets, fender-benders, raising fears of domestic spying

    A parking ticket, traffic citation or involvement in a minor fender-bender are enough to get a person's name and other personal information logged into a massive, obscure federal database run by the U.S. military.

  • Time for some spring cleaning of government regulations

    When Barack Obama ran for president, he promised to clean house: "I'm not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it's there. There are some that don't work."

  • When big government tried to change the value of pi to 3.2

    March 14 is known as international Pi Day (3/14), which honors the mathematical ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Most people will remember from school that pi is roughly 3.14 (nerds might remember it as 3.141592653589, plus many more digits). But did you know that big government...

  • The closed mind of the open-minded Robert Kaiser

    Former Washington Post Managing Editor Robert Kaiser took to the opinion pages of the Post to lament the disintegration of the good old days in Washington when political life was wonderfully collegial and lawmakers had fun governing. Oh, the irony of this Beltway liberal's devoting 2,225 words...

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