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05 March 2014



But reformers (of democratic governance) need to be much more ambitious. The best way to constrain the power of special interests is to limit the number of goodies that the state can hand out. And the best way to address popular disillusion towards politicians is to reduce the number of promises they can make. The key to a healthier democracy, in short, is a narrower state—an idea that dates back to the American revolution. “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men”, Madison argued, “the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” The notion of limited government was also integral to the relaunch of democracy after the second world war. The United Nations Charter (1945) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) established rights and norms that countries could not breach, even if majorities wanted to do so.

I'm not sure this is tenable under our proglodyte ascendency. Stevie, Benny, Joey....Associate Bob.......all positive that utopia is just around the corner once we old white men fade from the scene.

Restricted largesse simply can't be allowed.

George Rebane

This post was last updated on 7 March 2014.

Russ Steele

The recent decision by Occidental Petroleum to move its headquarters to Houston from Los Angeles, where it was founded over a half-century ago, confirms the futility and delusion embodied in California’s ultragreen energy policies. By embracing solar and wind as preferred sources of generating power, the state promotes an ever-widening gap between its declining middle- and working-class populations and a smaller, self-satisfied group of environmental campaigners and their corporate backers.


Soon we will only have the green elites and the working classes that are to poor to leave the state.

Bill Tozer

Finally found out what a low information voter is:

Dixon Cruickshank

George I would think after the big stink about busing in casino union employess's to vote he would leave that alone - I guess its kinda the moth thing

Russ Steele

Even Liberal Hollywood is escaping California's growing cost of doing businesses in the state by filming on more cooperative states or countries. Tourist come to Hollywood to see the sets of their favorite shows, but are often disappointed because the sets are not in Hollywood. The California Economic Summit has the details.

What are more difficult for the tourists to view are the sets of movies and TV shows actually being filmed in California. The trend of productions and related jobs relocating has only sped up, as California’s entertainment industry increasingly loses out to other states and countries, says a new study from FilmL.A.

According to the report, titled “2013 Feature Film Production Report,” the true story of the California film industry is one where competing states and countries have feasted, leaving the Golden State more famished with each passing year.

“Fifteen years ago, California’s share of the top 25 live-action films was a commanding 64 percent,” the report says. “By 2013, California’s share of the same had fallen to just 8 percent.” Emphasis added.

How long can this trend continue until the precent is zero?


Moderately off topic.....

Look at those contented satisfied....equal faces.

Damn it feels good to be a commissar! Where you don't have to stand on line........

Feel free to make your lyric substitutions where appropriate!

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