rent-seeking

Quotes

Notable Quote – George Will

And the more things government touches, the more people will have interests in touching, and wheedling, government. Progressives purport to be scandalized by modern Washington, which is indeed an unlovely maelstrom of interest groups maneuvering to maximize their rent-seeking. This is, however, the Washington that progressives should have known they were making. But they only …

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Tales from the BudComm – righting a wrong on food truck licensure

“The people who pay taxes here.” Or better, Tales from the Selectmen as last night was a Public Hearing about Chapter 27 “An ordinance regulating outdoor vendors and transient sales” which covers licensing / permitting fees for food trucks working in Gilford. I originally wrote: Seriously, $2500 for a simple food truck – that struck …

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Inequality is a Good Thing

Justice is an important concept. In all societies it is good from time to time to make an assessment of the justice system. To do that a determination of what has worked and what has not with respect to justice is required. A consensus must be reached on two points before beginning an assessment: The …

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Budgets

Tales from the BudComm: where either the Selectmen or the Town Administrator aren’t hep with a Free Marketplace

“Actually, the town has MADE it their issue.“ Tonite was the organizational meeting for the Budget Committee – and the last year of my last term per my promise to TMEW (The Most Esteemed Wife).  Pretty much a time to quickly review the minutes of the last meeting, vote for Chair and Vice-Chair, and sign …

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Another datum supporting the idea that Climate Change is all about the $$ and not “degrees”

Who knew that there was a Bangkok climate change conference, not to talk about climate change, but to talk about our Benjamins? It seems this whole thing is about “your money becoming our money, you greedy developed nations!”. So who is really surprised at this….at all? Meet fails to agree climate change rules …Espinosa [UNFCCC …

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Larry Major, Pike Industries Governmental Rent-Seeker, is at it again.

Well, I already put up a post where Pike paid rent-seeker Larry Major, with the title of “Government Relations”, (would that be an incestuous one?) was flogging the independent truckers that haul for Pike to go roust their NH State Reps and Senators to urge passage of HB617 which would enrich Pike Industries’s coffers but …

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Guest Post by C.dog e. dog – “a touch of Bidenitus by I. Toddius!”

From his email:  Skip – Here’s a follow-up on poor ol’ Todd, born with a government degree in his mouth, and a touch of Bidenitus. Plagiary, Thy Name is I. Toddius! As originally hurled downfield by Scott from the 50 yard line, then caught and carried to the end zone by Steve, this football keeps …

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Troopers are not the only rent-seekers – so is Pike Industries

Grokster Steve’s post (“Troopers Admit – They Just Want the Money“) is a great one that demonstrates rent-seeking –  enriches the few at the expense of the many by advocating for an action by Government.  In the case of the State Troopers, they’re absolutely good with having Government approve a casino simply because it will …

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