Tag: waste
Lessons from the Dirty Streets of San Francisco

If you ask most people, the way the government is supposed to work is simple. The people identify a problem they want the government to fix. The government hires and deploys people to fix it, using tax dollars to pay them to get the job done. Problem solved! Except that’s not what happens. More...
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Logrolling Fills COVID Relief Bill With Waste

The latest example of how professional politicians generate costly waste on Capitol Hill just became official. Shortly after a number of COVID-19 relief measures passed earlier in 2020 as part of the CARES Act expired, President Trump signed a $2.3 trillion spending bill to extend them. The spending bill combines $900 billion of COVID-19...
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Ten Thousand Costly Regulatory Commandments

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has released its Ten Thousand Commandments 2020 report, describing the costly burden of the federal regulations imposed on all Americans and their businesses. Report author Clyde Wayne Crews highlights several of the 2020 report’s findings. Here are the top three takeaways:

Waste, Waste Everywhere and Not a Dime to Spare

The Institute of Medicine says we are wasting 30 cents of every dollar we spend on medical care. Originally I was going to pan the study, but I can’t resist a good read. Like this: If banking were like health care, automated teller machine (ATM) transactions would take not seconds but perhaps days or...
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