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The Double Edge Sword of a Government Subsidy

Wednesday July 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 3:54pm PDT   •   1 Comment

One would like to think that every public policy initiative begins as a good intention. The problem with good intentions when it comes to government subsidies, is there can be unintended and unforeseen results. The Washington Examiner article “Will College Bubble Burst From Public Subsidies” discusses the backlash of government assistance in the higher education…
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NSA: An Example of Government Mismanagement

Wednesday July 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 9:04am PDT   •   0 Comments

Today the Washington Times highlighted shortcomings of the federal government “intelligence” (i.e., spy) agency, the National Security Agency (NSA). The article discusses the cover-up of a multi-billion dollar failure of a data-storage system called the “Trailblazer”. This program was not only a multi-billion dollar project to begin with, it was also admitted to be far…
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