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Tag: Government spending
  • Government Funds More than Just NASA

    Today marked a moment in history — the 135th and final space mission of NASA. I find it ironic that the United States government spends approximately $663 billion a year on overseas military endeavors, yet NASA is the cut they choose to make in the budget.  While the government should not be involved with other countries’ …

  • Commercial Real Estate — the Next Industry to Be Nationalized?

    As I discussed in my earlier post, the sugar high is finally wearing off from the commercial real estate bubble. Not to fear, the government is here! Crushing last year’s purchases in just one quarter, the federal government is using some clever tricks to artificially “stimulate” the slumping market: At the same time, federal leasing …

  • Recount?

    Coincidentally, on the official “Census Day,” my household received a second 2010 Census form to fill out. Not a different one, the same form. I had already filled the original form out a few weeks ago and returned it; you know, because I didn’t want that fine. The Census Director explained why on his blog: …

  • This is nothing new…

    Faith in government spending has existed for much longer than any of us has been alive.  However, so has the resistance to it.  In 1946, Henry Hazlitt was already warning the world of the dangers of government spending, based on the arguments of still others who came before.  In his book Economics in One Lesson, …

  • Gov’t Spending as a Percentage of GDP

    It’s up to 45%.   Auuuuggghhhghhghgh!!1!

  • What’s the solution?

  • The money has to come from somewhere…