Big Money, Big Business, Credit Cards, etc. →
Banks and “big box” retailers are battling it out over the establishment of government-regulated fees for credit and debit card transactions. Just like most battles of its kind, the big guns on both sides are doing their best to lobby politicians toward their line of thinking. The final, negotiated outcome may limit negative impacts for either side at the table. Will their be a big...
WSJ: A Requiem for Detroit →
The most prescient sentence from this article: The recent census numbers, however, put an exclamation mark on a cold fact: A once-great American city today repels people of talent and ambition.
New ATL-area municipalities under attack again →
When the Georgia General Assembly enabled the establishment of these new municipalities in the suburban areas around Atlanta, there was reasonable justification. The suburban areas were not being properly served by the counties, especially in relationship to the tax dollars they were generating. The lawsuit has no standing and should be tossed out as frivolous. As for Milton County, restoring it...
Gov. Walker's Op-Ed that the NYT didn't publish →
As a local government public administrator who pays more than 50% of his family’s health insurance premiums, and more than 20% of my gross (pre-tax) salary goes toward healthcare coverage, the idea that fellow local government workers (regardless of state) would not be willing to contribute to their insurance premiums is downright disgraceful. #tcot
WRAL: 85 NC Counties under Freeze Warning Tonight →
Please read before you join in on the idiocy that... →
“Earth Hour: A Dissent” was written by Ross McKitrick, a Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph in Ontario. The first three sentences say it all: I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable...
Here’s honest perspective on the facts about the nuclear plant incidents in Japan