Archive for May, 2015

The Fix Is In for Broken Government


Wednesday May 6th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:02am PST   •   0 Comments

“They can’t complete a project, like building a bridge or updating a computer system, without it being late, over budget, or even obsolete by the time of completion.” That’s venture capitalist Tim Draper on California government, and he’s right. As we have observed, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was 10 years...
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The Government versus Infrastructure


Tuesday May 5th, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:55am PST   •   0 Comments

We’ve answered another question at Quora, this time related to the perception of why there haven’t been any recent large-scale innovative infrastructure or civil projects in the United States. As you’ll see in our response, there actually have been, but there’s also a very good explanation for why we don’t have a better civil...
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Government Deploys Bogus Science to Quash Business


Monday May 4th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:56am PST   •   0 Comments

Back in December of 2012 we noted federal government efforts, headed by then Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, to eliminate a longstanding oyster farm on the California coast, even though the small operation caused no environmental damage and kept 30 people employed. The Sierra Club and California Senator Barbara Boxer applauded Salazar’s move, but Senator...
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Congress Reached a Budget Deal?


Saturday May 2nd, 2015   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 10:48am PST   •   0 Comments

For the first time since 2009, the U.S. Congress has done something amazing with respect to the budget of the U.S. government. It reached a deal to even have one! WASHINGTON—Congressional Republicans announced Wednesday that negotiators have reached a deal to reconcile House and Senate budgets plans, which, if approved, would mark the first...
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