But Wisconsin demonstrates that people who put their economic fate in the government’s hands don’t get safety; they get screwed. They simply trade the cruel vagaries of the market for the cruel vagaries of politics whose risks they have even less control over. Why? Because the government does not play by the same rules that apply to mere mortals in the private sector.-Florida Governor Rick Scott tweeted a line from his State of the State address on Tuesday:
“The first step to better times is acknowledging that Government cannot afford what some have come to expect.”Reducing government will take more than tackling "waste" and shielding popular programs. It will take honest assessments from elected officials and an adult citizenry.
-Eugene Volokh weighs in on a bill in the Florida Senate that would make photographing a farm a felony (sponsored by the Senator who represents yours truly). Tom Jackson of the Tampa Tribune mulls the political use of sting videos.
-Michael Smerconish says that legalizing prostitution squares with Conservatism:
Instead of ostracizing Nevada, more states should follow its lead and stop legislating morality. The government has no business determining consensual sex among adults; it does, however, have economic and public-safety interests in taxing and regulating such conduct.