USDA bureaucrats are just doing their jobs, but such a job! And what do taxpayers get for the subsidies? Food less beneficial than ever.
In New Zealand, a new political party has great new ideas for stimulating discussion and leading to fundamental reform.
Fraud, bribery, tax evasion, price-fixing: so? Companies not only avoid serious punishment but still receive tax breaks and cash grants.
In evolution, getting one ability means having to give up another. If you want to speak, you can’t retain mind-reading … or something.
If you’re highly placed in government, you are well connected to business, and often can’t resist taking money to misspend public revenue.
If you want to buy stocks, now you will have to compete with a new buyer who can just print new money to buy anything they want.
As nature disappears, if you wanted an artificial substitute to clean your water, etc, you’d have to pay trillions, but how would it look?
A few Americans keep getting wealthier, some get somewhat better off, but are they growing the pie or getting too much common wealth?
Most lobbyists would find unsettling and reject the idea that they are predators who spread death and decay thru-out the economy.
The ex-Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton is about the biggest name to talk tough, which is fine, but even more toughness is needed.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines ordered land distribution in 2012. How’s that working out? Badly. Contracts have replaced titles.
The idea of government taking the value of your land may not appeal but if they use it to fund a dividend, then it may appeal.
At least half the cost of new bridges, etc, is paying the interest on bonds sold to fund the project. Does the state get its money’s worth?
People doing dumb work resent having to do meaningless labor and resent those who get to do meaningful labor but need to demand leisure.
If you’re not American, you might know that the US spends more money on war than all the other major nations combined.