The Sequester May Be Dumb—But It Isn’t Arbitrary

President Obama last week lamented the stupidity of the automatic spending cuts contained in the sequester, calling them “dumb, arbitrary.” The sequester (which imposes… Read More

Bring back pork barrel spending

Many people complain about pork barrel spending, but pork adapts national programs to local conditions, and provides the grease that lubricates deal-making. Efforts to eliminate… Read More

Why Government Fails to Adopt Painless Solutions to the Nation’s Problems

The conventional wisdom is that the nation faces difficult economic choices, and that we cannot make progress on our collective challenges without imposing losses on… Read More