Small Government? It’s Here

When disaster strikes, as it did when New York City was flooded by Hurricane Sandy, we can see that small government–€”the quest of the right–has already arrived.

3 thoughts on “Small Government? It’s Here

  1. But Ted ! You do understand, do you not, that it’s all a matter of priorities and that killing people in Afghanistan and Pakistan and sundry countries ’round the world, while impressing the Iranians with a build up in the Persian Gulf and the Chinese with a «pivot» to Asia. must take pride of place to creating and maintaining infrastructure in the US ? First thing first !…

    Henri

  2. The benefit of carbon dioxide is that it sticks in the atmosphere for centuries. So even if the US had continued its slight increase in fuel efficiency of the 1970s into the 80s, 90s, and 00s, the Steroid Era of Storms would still be here.

    Oil, coal, and natural gas: Nature’s gifts that keep giving.

  3. Well, they always did want to make gummint small enough to drown in a bathtub …

    I just finished reading John D. MacDonald’s late-1970s novel “Condominium.” It’s all about Florida and one of the housing booms. Some businessmen, having purchased/blackmailed the necessary favors from the right members of the right zoning and regulatory boards, put up a condominium complex on a piece of land not capable of structurally supporting it. And then a tropical storm called Ella (not Katrina or Sandy) comes along. …

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