American Elephants


The Regulatory State Wraps You in a Network of Red Tape. by The Elephant's Child

The bigger and more intrusive government becomes, the less that it can do effectively.

Fredrich Hayek, the Austrian-American economist and Nobel Laureate, devoted much of his brilliant career to describing how rationalism could never work.  How can anything good happen.  Hayek asked, if individuals cannot think and act for themselves?  Rules preclude initiative.  Regimentation precludes evolution.  Letting accidents happen, mistakes be made, results in new ideas.  Trial and error is the key to all progress.  The Soviet system of rules and central planning is doomed to failure,  Hayek stated fifty years ago, because it kills the human faculty that makes things work.

ADDENDUM: Alexandria, Virginia residents soon will have to pay for larger home recycling bins featuring  monitoring devices. Also a mandatory $9 charge added to the waste collection fee.  The new recycling carts will be equipped with microchips which will allow the city to keep track of its bins and track residents’ participation in the city’s recycling program.

“If you know who’s participating in the programs, you can focus your education and outreach to those who are not participating.” New bin sizes range from 25 to 65 gallons, replacing the old 18 gallon bins.  Apparently the larger the bin, the more people recycle.  But you will notice that nobody mentions whether the recycled goods are sold, or go straight to the landfill.  Aluminum cans are always recyclable, but other things depend on the market, and there is often no market. Alexandria hopes to raise its current recycling rate from 29 percent to 35 percent.

I recycle.  The yard waste makes good compost which I get to buy back at an exorbitant price after paying to have it taken away.  I hate Nanny Government, and I just learned that the recycling truck drivers (unionized) here, make $125,000, and were striking for higher wages.


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Before I saw that I wanted to say the socialist
state devolves to this…..
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703961104575225472577513414.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

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Comment by Ron spins

This editorial in the Times rang true
and sounded familiar to me.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/editorials/2011790727_edit06greece.html
The Russian people turned to vodka to numb
the pain.
No need for initiative ..the state is in control.

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Comment by Ron spins

Our future

Heck of a job , Barry

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