The title may seem like a counterintuitive claim, but this George Will video is highly worth the watch for the explanation.
Corruption arises not from ability to finance elections and candidates, but from big government. 24 more words
France has been dirigiste since Louis XIV centralized all power under him, and the French leadership has been trapped in that intellectual straitjacket ever since. The idea of lowering the burden of government and letting market forces work is probably inconceivable to President Hollande -- and most of his people.
Progressive city councils (Hello, Seattle and Los Angeles!) and state governments (Hiya, California!) have a lot to answer for: pricing out of the job market the very people they claim to want to help -- young people and the poor.
Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute shared this bit of humor regarding unemployment numbers on his blog today. It’s so true, it hurts:
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P.S. Let’s close with some economic humor.