In Case You Wondered What Killed the Entrepreneurial Spirit in America

Wonder no longer. Bureaucratic red tape is so pervasive, it has now encroached on one of the touchstones of the young entrepreneurial spirit, the lemonade stand: Two young sisters with an entrepreneurial spirit set up a lemonade stand in Overton, Texas, to raise money for their dad’s Father’s day gift, their mom said. But Andria and Zoey Green’s business closed abruptly Monday after police came by to tell them their stand was illegal without a city Peddler’s Permit, according to Overton Read more […]

The Direct Line Between Lobbying the DHS and Getting Defense Contracts

The top five contractors for the DHS, in terms of the value of defense contracts, spent millions on lobbying and political contributions to receive almost $9 billion worth of DHS contracts: MapLight looked into the contracts awarded by the DHS to the top 5 contractors and these contractors’ political spending. These companies were chosen because they were the top recipients of DHS contracts between fiscal year 2011 and fiscal year 2014 according to USA Spending. The top 5 DHS contractors, between Read more […]

Why Obamacare Can Never Work: Bureaucracy

Laurence J. Peter said: “Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.” Bureaucracy is a long word that describes a massive problem. It seems rather appropriate that the word itself—bureaucracy—slows me down (I never remember how to spell it), because that is exactly what a bureaucracy does: it slows us down. Large government begets massive bureaucracy. It is a necessity of a maternal government. It is because of this that the Left defends bureaucracy Read more […]