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Posts tagged as “Role of government”

Free will and government charity

What I don't recall from Sunday school is any instance where Jesus implored the government to use force to transfer resources from one group to another, writes Jason Karber.

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer on role of government

It's worse than "You didn't build that." Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer tells us you can't build that -- not without government guidance and intervention, anyway.

Wichita fluoridation debate reveals attitudes of government

Is community water fluoridation like iodized salt? According to Wichita City Council Member and Vice Mayor Janet Miller, we didn't vote on whether to put iodine in table salt, so Wichitans don't need to vote on whether to add fluoride to drinking water.

Walter Williams on government in a free society

Economist Walter E. Williams spoke on the legitimate role of government in a free society, touching on the role of government as defined in the Constitution, the benefits of capitalism and private property, and the recent attacks on individual freedom and limited government.

Sedgwick County considers a planning grant

Sedgwick County's consideration of a federal planning grant raised a host of issues, including buying in to the Obama Administration agenda and the roles and relationships of federal and local governments.

Walter Williams: Government must stick to its limited and legitimate role

Economist Walter E. Williams spoke on the legitimate role of government in a free society, touching on the role of government as defined in the Constitution, the benefits of capitalism and private property, and the recent attacks on individual freedom and limited government.

Sedgwick County considers a federal grant

While most people think the problem of government over-spending requires a top-down solution starting in Washington, we have to do better than waiting for Washington to act.

The promises politicians make

Government programs often don't work as promised and cause unintended and harmful consequences.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday April 11, 2011

Today: Social security entitlement; New York Times may be offended; Kansas Legislature website; General Electric tax bill; sweet deal for big sugar; Williams on role of government.

Classical liberalism explained

In a short video, Nigel Ashford of Institute for Humane Studies explains the tenets of classical liberalism.

Stossel on politicians’ promises

A television show by John Stossel shows how government programs often don't work as promised and cause unintended and harmful consequences.

Private enterprise does it better

While some believe that government is the best provider of services, John Stossel, in the following article, shows us that this is not always the case. In fact, it is rare that government is able to do a better job at lower cost than the private sector.

The bamboozled public

The increasing use of scientific jargon, especially in the social sciences, has permitted intellectuals to weave apologia for State rule which rival the ancient priestcraft in obscurantism.

Importance of economic freedom explained in Wichita

Yesterday Robert Lawson appeared in Wichita to deliver a lecture titled "Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations." The lecture explained how Lawson and his colleagues calculate the annual "Economic Freedom of the World" index, which ranks most of the countries of the world in how the "policies and institutions of countries are supportive of economic freedom." The conclusion is that economic freedom is a vital component of well-being, income, health, and both personal and political freedom.

Wichita Eagle letter promotes taxes, big government

Today's Wichita Eagle carries a letter to the editor that, like many we've seen before, makes claims and espouses beliefs that are totally opposite to freedom and liberty. In today's example, Omer C. Belden of Wichita argues that we should "concentrate on saving such successful programs as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security."

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