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As a career government employee, I have noticed that there is very little attempt on the part of the government to identify within the system actions that have high return on investment and low return on investment. The occasional exception to this only proves the general rule. When economists are paid to justify projects, especially civil works projects, they are very prone to assure everyone that a government dollar spent multiplies with all kinds of direct and indirect impacts. The dollar that the common man spends on his own needs seems unable to multiply itself in any worthy fashion. The illusion is thus formed that we would all be richer if we just let the government hold and spend all of our money for us.p>As long as success is equated with the volume of money spent instead of the benefit to cost ratio, there is no incentive to try something else and there is no incentive to want to pay more taxes. br> — Danny L. Newton br> Cookeville, Tennessee /p> p> ON A VDARE TEAR br> Re: RiShawn Biddle’s reply to Peter Brimelow in Reader Mail’s Remaining Supreme : /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?