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February 24, 2013

Time for Blunt Tools


Because Congress and the president have failed to rein in federal spending, their sequester is a laudable "blunt tool" that should be celebrated, not feared. Sequester spending reductions are minuscule, so the whining of the Government Class should be ignored. And if our federal government doesn’t get its act together, we should employ more such blunt tools.

November 2, 2012

Why Government is the Greater Threat to Privacy


by Jim Harper

While most of the debate about privacy has been focused on the private sector, because of government’s unique powers, the issue of privacy from government is much more critical. A bright line should separate our concerns about privacy from government and privacy in the private sector.

August 14, 2012

The Health Care Dirty Dozen


Regardless of the Supreme Court's decision, President Obama's health care law is riddled with problems that exacerbate rather than solve the health care system's many problems. He has imposed a mid-20th century health insurance model on a dynamic, 21st century economy, and thereby undermined both systems.

October 11, 2011

A Municipal Communications Network in Longmont--Still a Bad Idea


The City of Longmont, Colorado is considering providing not only Wi-Fi but also a whole package of telecommunications services, from voice to broadband to video, which would put the municipality in direct competition with multiple private companies. But market-oriented solutions are more efficient and less risky. Adopting the failed model of municipal networks is a mistake, as many municipalities across the country can attest.

 

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