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The Myth of Angelic Bureaucrats: Human Action without Romance
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The Myth of Angelic Bureaucrats: Human Action without Romance

Another day, another scandal. Since President Obama has taken office, government bureaucracies have taken part in systematic campaigns to silence liberty minded groups. While these partisan shenanigans are outrageous, Noble Prize winner James Buchanan explains they are to be expected.  Dr. Buchanan developed a field of economics built around the idea that bureaucrats are merely human (surprise!). In other words, bureaucrats respond to incentives.

07/30/2013
More On The Horrors Of State Run Medicine
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More On The Horrors Of State Run Medicine

In a previous post, I've discussed the horrifying effects on patients in Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) when government bureaucrats make medical decisions based on a formula that measures the expected quality of life if a patient is allowed to survive.

01/31/2013
The Fatal Conceit: Errors of Obama Administration Energy Policy
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The Fatal Conceit: Errors of Obama Administration Energy Policy

Amongst the litany of failures by the Obama administration’s domestic policy, none seems to be more salient than their naïve utopian energy policy.  You can already hear the clamoring of “drill baby drill” bellowing from conservative pundits and average Americans, who are adversely affected by skyrocketing energy prices and deficient energy policy.

03/03/2011
Local Government Bureaucrats Earn Nearly Twice Private Sector Per Hour
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Local Government Bureaucrats Earn Nearly Twice Private Sector Per Hour

The average government employee is needlessly paid significantly more than the average worker in the private sector.

08/19/2010