November 18, 2011 1:59PM

This Week in Government Failure

Over at Downsizing the Federal Government, we focused on the following issues this past week:

  • The Washington Post does a nice job describing how Solyndra is just one of many energy subsidy failures of recent decades.
  • The cheerleaders for federal redistribution schemes would have the public believe that it’s all about “helping those in need” when in fact it’s really about fostering dependency on taxpayers.
  • Chris Preble on cutting military spending and rethinking our grand strategy.
  • U.S. policymakers should be asking: What have other countries privatized that we can privatize in this country?
  • Chris Edwards on crumbling bridges and infrastructure fear‐​mongering.
  • The “minibus” spending bill is largely business as usual.

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