P.J. O’Rourke on Occupy Wall Street and fairness

P.J. O’Rourke on Marketplace, discussing the Occupy Wall Streeters and the concept of “fairness”: The good things in life are remarkably expandable, but it’s ordinary people who expand them. Look at China, look at India. Yes, it’s upsetting that some people have so much while other people have so little. It isn’t fair. But I…

REINS Act eliminates ‘regulation without representation’

The best policy ideas often come from outside the halls of government. Sometimes, those ideas even get the attention — and approval — of Congress. In a Bluegrass Beacon column earlier this year, I endorsed a policy idea by Alexandria resident Lloyd Rogers, a former judge-executive in Northern Kentucky, that would require an up-or-down vote in Congress for all…

Quote of the day on America’s digital delivery: Government should ‘butt out and let the market work the magic’

“The digital economy — one of the only vibrant economic sectors left — doesn’t need more government “investment” or regulation. It needs only for government to butt out and let the market work the magic that continues to bring us the marvels of the modern age.” –Jim Lakelyis, co-director of the Center on the Digital…