Life's Better Ideas

Occasional links to, and comments on, ideas that I think will make this a better world, and remarks about things that need fixing, too.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Monday, April 30, 2012

Regulations, Subsidies, and Risks

If Libertarians and free market conservatives really want to make a case against regulation and subsidies, they can't just say it's bad. They have to say why it's bad. So here's why it's bad.

Regulations and subsidies distort and hide the natural risks associated with that activity and encourage people to participate without full knowledge of the risks. Sooner or later, those risks will reappear in different forms with more consequences and damages than if they were undistorted and more visible to the participants.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Data War

How Romney and Obama are tracking you. HT: betsyspage

Friday, April 13, 2012

Obama campaign slogan winner

1. “Obama 2012: Are you Better Off Now Than You Were 5 Trillion Dollars Ago?” — Colonel Haiku. Over at patterico

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The Polar Bears

are more numerous than ever! More evidence that the global warming bs is, well, bs. HT althouse