Posts by K. Lloyd Billingsley
K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute and a columnist at The Daily Caller.
Bernie Sanders Plans Trip to Windsor, Ontario, to Tout Canada’s Lower Drug Prices


Bernie Sanders failed to note that Canadians Frederick Banting and Charles Best invented insulin in the early 1920s. During his stay in Windsor, he might check out a few other realities. 

“We’re Number 50!” In Friendliness to Business, California Comes in Last Place


In the category of “business friendliness,” California ranks number 50, dead last with an “F” rating.

Taxpayer Alert: Does Failed State Stem Cell Agency Deserve $5 Billion in 2020?


More money is the life-saving therapy for the failed state agency, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Cori Gauff’s Great Wimbledon Victory Offers Lessons for Athletes, Politicians and Bureaucrats Alike


Like Cori Gauff, all college players should be able to control and market their own image, sign endorsement deals, and otherwise profit from their talent.

Are Bernie Sanders and Socialist Democrats Really Using the Language of the Right?


When they claim health care is a “human right,” Bernie Sanders and the socialist 2020 Democrats echo the language of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Town with a “Libertarian Streak” Is California’s First “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.” It Shouldn’t Be the Last.


The city of Needles declared itself a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” city; wants exemption to some state gun laws.

California Legislators Shelter DMV from Intrepid State Auditor Elaine Howle


State officials who show diligence at their job are not easy to find in California. One notable exception is State Auditor Elaine Howle.

California Public College Bosses Still up to Hidden Money Tricks


“The California State University stashed away $1.5 billion in discretionary reserves,” the Sacramento Bee reports.

Can Trump Cut the Office of Personnel Management, or Any Federal Agency?


Cutting the OPM would be a good start, so taxpayers should watch carefully how President Trump makes out with that. 

Governor’s Appointed Commission Boosts Ruling-Class Pay Raises


The raise is not based on any performance measure, and that is also true for government employee unions.

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