Tag Archives: Government

Why Government Shutdowns are Bad

I’d like to shrink the government and maybe even amputate a few limbs, but shutdowns are hardly a practical way to minimize bureaucracy–in fact they’re counterproductive.   Hitting a giant “pause” button on federal agencies won’t end the drug war or reform entitlements. A government shutdown doesn’t even save money. Back pay to furloughed federal employees read more »

Boston’s Stupid Government

The first thing you should know about Boston is that its State House, the capital of the entire state of Massachusetts, contains a thing called “the Sacred Cod.” The Sacred Cod is a large fish suspended within its House of Representatives, which is legally or at least traditionally necessary in order for their House to read more »