Archive for February 21st, 2018

Government Junkie Economics


Wednesday February 21st, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:09pm PST   •   0 Comments

As we noted, California assemblyman Ian Calderon has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for restaurant staff to give customers a plastic straw unless they ask for one. Unrequested straws would draw a fine of $1,000 or even jail time. For all his zeal, the assemblyman seems to have ignored the tons...
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Fatal Bureaucratic Indifference


Wednesday February 21st, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:56am PST   •   0 Comments

After the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, FBI special agent Robert Lasky, head of the bureau’s Miami division, said he “truly regrets” the pain caused by the FBI’s failure to act on a tip about the shooter. The FBI supposedly had no way to trace the tip, then FBI...
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