Might Frankfort lose big-government religion?

The threat of economic chaos can benefit politicians and policymakers by sharply focusing the mind on what really works. If rumors circulating in Frankfort are to be believed, Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration could be gaining an unexpected dose of focus. Supposedly, the administration is seriously considering working to lower healthcare costs by repealing Kentucky’s Certificate…

Casinos not such a sure bet anymore?

Critics of government growth through casino proliferation sometimes claim the surest way to end the debate once and for all is to allow casinos in every state and watch them bankrupt each other in a zero-sum battle. An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal suggests this may already be happening:Pie-in-the-sky government funding schemes could have…