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Governor Brown Begs the Spending Questions


Thursday March 23rd, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:13am PDT   •   0 Comments

After the 2016 election, California governor Jerry Brown showed signs of early onset Trump Derangement Syndrome, pledging resistance and warning that California would “launch its own damn satellite” if President Trump backed off on climate research. On his trip to Washington this week, Brown toned down the defiance and held out the begging bowl….
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Border Crisis and Leviathan


Wednesday August 6th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:04am PDT   •   0 Comments

As Robert Higgs demonstrated in Crisis and Leviathan, the state exploits crises to expand its power. The current situation on the U.S.-Mexico border represents an escalation in that government manufactured the crisis. Young Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Salvadorans are coming because they believe they will get in the country and receive amnesty, based on clear…
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Feds Flunk Flood Protection


Wednesday September 5th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:34am PDT   •   1 Comment

On August 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) declared that some 40 miles of levees protecting California’s capital of Sacramento and 15 other areas do not meet federal maintenance criteria. Therefore they are not eligible for federal aid if damaged in a storm. Local agencies, however, see contradictions in USACE policy. The…
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