How to Make Everything Perfect Forever, Part Five.

Many moons ago, I was assigned to read Steven Landsburg’s The Armchair Economist, in which he makes some “modest proposals” about law and government. One such proposal (which he credited to Alan Stockman) was that politicians be allowed… Read More

How to Make Everything Perfect Forever, Part Four.

One of the issues many state and municipal governments are facing is that of pensions for public employees. Wisconsin, you may have heard, is having itself a minor kerfluffle over the matter as we speak. Some folks say… Read More

How to Make Everything Perfect Forever, Part Three.

In a comment on “Bash,” “Blonde” asked the question, “What sort of healthcare do you think is desirable for the United States? Certainly not what we have now?” I was strongly tempted to write, “Everyone should be taxed… Read More

How to Make Everything Perfect Forever, Part Two.

In my unceasing effort to make the world a much better place, I hereby offer the following: Say your senator gets elected President or nominated to be Secretary of State. How do you replace him? Or her? Either… Read More

How to Make Everything Perfect Forever, Part One.

I was watching Jack Cafferty on CNN today, and the topic was Congressional salaries and pensions. The commentators were complaining about the fact that Congress has a cushy retirement system and guaranteed salaries for itself while in the private… Read More