Category Archives: Government waste

American Dream, Dismal Science

Economics is sometimes called “The Dismal Science”, and for good reason.  One president, Harry S Truman, kept getting evasive and contradictory advice from an economist who kept offering alternatives with his advice.  After almost every assertion the professor would then … Continue reading

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Fairness and Resentment

Much of the angst in the nation and the world concerns fairness, or alternatively, JUSTICE.  This can be a complicated subject in philosophy and much has been written about it in every conceivable context.  I here list some of the … Continue reading

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Washington Works?

I post this in sympathetic reaction to Anson Burlingame’s diatribe, just published in his blog today.  His frustration with “bureaucrats” caused me to dig out of my ancient files a document I find pertinent to the subject.  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Government Intelligence, An Oxymoron For Sure

The editorial in today’s Globe, “Accountable Intelligence” decries the lack of accountability in America’s intelligence community.  It’s good as far as it goes and it echoes a theme I have posted on often.  In fact, it was one of my … Continue reading

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What’s In A Word?

This appeared in the June 15 edition of USA Today: STATE DEPT. SAYS IT NEEDS OWN COMBAT FORCE IN IRAQ – the Associated Press WASHINGTON — “The State Department says its diplomatic staff will not be safe after the American … Continue reading

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