More Big Government Articles

  • Chicago food-truck laws are a success!

    Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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  • Why Not an Open Convention?

    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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