Chicago Dodged a Bullet

October 4th, 2009

Chicago is probably better off for having lost their bid to host the Summer Olympics in 2016, at least in economic terms.  That’s the case made by Stefan Szymanski in Myths About Landing the Olympics in The Washington Post.  Szymanski, a British professor who studies these sorts of things, notes that beginning with Los Angeles in 1984, […]

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Looking for a Few Honest Congresspeople

June 25th, 2009

I’ve always been an anti-union guy, mainly because unionization all but eliminates individual incentives to achieve. The concept of providing the biggest raises and bonuses based on performance is a basic (and necessary) concept for any business that wants to be successful — this makes unionization a formula for failure. I know that back when […]

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