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Wanted: A Department of Anarchy VIII

Apparently, I'm not alone in wanting a Department of Anarchy, that fine institution that would remove the useless clutter of rules, regulations, and departments that have long outlived their usefulness. I call it the DoA because it is a delightful...
Posted in Flit(tm) on July 25, 2006 01:05 PM

Wanted: A Department of Anarchy VII

Do we already have a proto-department of anarchy? We just might as a part of OMB. While the Data Quality Act would only do a small subset of what a true DoA would do, it's an important part and something...
Posted in Flit(tm) on August 18, 2004 09:40 PM

Wanted: Department of Anarchy Methods I

Russ Nelson provides a useful device to determine whether a subsidy creates value or destroys it: As a perfect example of why subsidies are wrong from the start, look at the subsidized bus service between Plattsburg and Watertown (NY). Riders...
Posted in Flit(tm) on July 24, 2004 11:04 AM

Wanted: A Department of Anarchy VI

Professor Bainbridge laments that government only grows and thus, Kaus' "try something and dump the failures" is an irresponsible way to vote because nobody governs that way. As I've said several times before one of the key problems of government...
Posted in Flit(tm) on July 8, 2004 04:58 PM

Freedom != Anarchy

Glenn Reynold's links to an important article by Amir Taheri. In it Taheri notes that a great number of people identify Iraq as sliding into anarchy and becoming chaotic. On the contrary, Taheri points out that what arabs view as...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 30, 2004 03:31 PM

Wanted: A Department of Anarchy V

Samizdata notes an interesting conversation about excessive law. It seems that more and more people are realizing that the rule of law is being eroded by codes too complex for anybody to actually follow. This makes lawbreakers of us all...
Posted in Flit(tm) on January 16, 2004 02:04 PM

Abuse of Authority

Adam Smith Institute's Dr Madsen Pirie has an article up on the small tyrannies of development officials, in this case a "planning officer". This officer did not like the red pantilies roofing material in the plan and tried to make...
Posted in Flit(tm) on December 28, 2003 09:25 PM

Wanted: A Department of Anarchy IV

The main objection in discussion I've had on the idea of a DepartmentofAnarchy has been on the line that it is not original and has always been stymied by the natural forces that create "captured" departments, that sad process where...
Posted in Flit(tm) on December 18, 2003 07:16 PM

Wanted: a Department of Anarchy III

Jennifer Roback Morse has an interesting article on NRO outlining 10 ideas for the next Governor of California. What interests me right now is #8: 8. Create a California Sunset Commission that would systematically review the continued relevance and performance...
Posted in Flit(tm) on September 25, 2003 01:19 PM

Wanted: a Department of Anarchy II

I wrote earlier about the idea of organizing a specific body of the US government (frankly just about all governments could use one) that would be dedicated solely to the proposition of turning government functions over to private industry. Now...
Posted in Flit(tm) on September 11, 2003 02:37 PM

Wanted: a Department of Anarchy

Every statist in the world has at one time or another called private enterprise solutions anarchy. They just can't see how things such as food production, heavy industry, road transport, or many other services could ever be accomplished as something...
Posted in Flit(tm) on July 24, 2003 01:14 PM
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