Saturday, August 26, 2017

Federally subsidized flood insurance that encourages people to rebuild in the same location may not be the best approach...








http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/08/hurricane-harvey-is-going-to-slam-into-texas-and-the-national-flood-insurance-program-is-a-mess/

http://reason.com/blog/2017/08/28/hurricane-harvey-and-the-national-flood
"Federal Emergency Management Agency data shows that from 1978 through 2015, 3.8 percent of flood insurance policyholders have filed repetitively for losses that account for a disproportionate 35.5 percent of flood loss claims and 30.5 percent of claim payments,"

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/29/a-storm-made-in-washington-215549

Sometimes very fine people are convicted of criminal contempt


I'm sure it's purely coincidental that the Antiquities Act has been used to put increasingly large tracts off limits



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiquities_Act

"In recent years, the federal government has used the Antiquities Act to dramatically increase the amount of land it’s seizing control of – with monuments designated under President Obama nearly 200 times the average size of those President Theodore Roosevelt was initially authorizing," saidChristine Harbin, vice president of external affairs for Americans for Prosperity.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Keep your hands off medicare...i've earned it







https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisconover/2012/12/03/aarp-lobbies-for-100000-plus-medicare-subsidy-for-seniors/#5f329df76bdd

61K->180K
61->207K

122K=387K

http://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/66116/2000378-Social-Security-and-Medicare-Lifetime-Benefits-and-Taxes.pdf

Sunday, July 23, 2017

We need to do more to subsidize car purchases by rich people....


Beepocalypse fears may be overblown



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/07/23/call-off-the-bee-pocalypse-u-s-honeybee-colonies-hit-a-20-year-high/?utm_term=.6f95bf4c1d57

http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1191

http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/19/how-capitalism-saved-the-bees-new-at-rea

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Air Traffic Control: Canada shows that privatization is cheaper and better





http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/318798-air-traffic-control-debate-should-focus-on-facts-not-false-terms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nav_Canada

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434785/corporatize-air-traffic-control-safety-efficiency-and-conservatism-robert-poole

https://cei.org/blog/responding-more-distortions-air-traffic-control-reform

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Infrastructure: Are we spending too little or just wasting too much?


https://pedestrianobservations.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/why-costs-matter/

NFL puts players' health first - continues ban on marijuana



http://reason.com/blog/2017/04/28/roger-goodell-says-medical-marijuana-mig

Davis Bacon - Imagine if you could reduce the cost of building federally funded infrastructure by 20%...



https://www.bna.com/short-prevailing-wage-n73014451747/


https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/08/31/union-wages-increase-construction-costs-by-20-abolish-davis-bacon/#750660d1406e

http://www.heritage.org/jobs-and-labor/report/repealing-the-davis-bacon-act-would-save-taxpayers-109-billion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis%E2%80%93Bacon_Act