‘Unelected/Elected Officials’ Archive

The Courage Factor April 1, 2011 No Comments

The Economist on Obama’s general lack of courage.  He campaigned on ‘audacity’ and ‘we can’ but it looks like we don’t.  Remember you heard it first here on Blue Kennel.  I hadn’t quite thought of ‘allergy to antithesis’ in terms of cowardice, but I guess I should. As a trustfunder, I have to be careful about […]

What I Fear March 14, 2011 2 Comments

The poll shows that, while Americans do not greatly love labor unions overall, they seem to want to defend the collective bargaining rights of the public sector.  What is frightening about this is that the public is very cynical nowadays about the officials it elects, but may be very friendly to government workers and bureaucrats […]

Regulations March 10, 2011 2 Comments

Mark Lacter, in Los Angeles magazine not generally regarded as a right wing magazine, describes the regulatory problems in the City of Los Angeles with regard to establishing any kind of a new business.  It does not fall much short of what Mario Vargas Llosa described in Peru in his classic The Other Path . […]