Government by Goodfellas

I couldn’t resist the metaphorical implications of Salvatore Garau’s invisible statue yesterday, but over the weekend a much more practical story had broken and I’d intended to write about it before Io Sono didn’t catch my eye. So here we are, a day late and a dollar short: Will stop “the race to the bottom”:…

The Biggest Cartel in History

Joe Biden’s so-called “Infrastructure” plan, with a price tag equivalent to about 5% of all the money that exists in the world right now, includes a provision to increase the corporate tax rate up from 21% to 28%. If math isn’t your strong point, that’s an an increase of 33%. One of the many problems…

The Cost of “Free”

Pretty much everyone knows Aesop’s fable of the ants and the grasshopper: the grasshopper frolics the summer away while the ants work hard to set aside enough provisions to survive the winter. Come autumn, the sick and starving grasshopper begs the ants for food. “You made music all summer,” the ants say, “now dance!” And…

Hvem er det nu, vi er…?

Two items just caught my eye within a relatively short period, and taken together they illustrate some of the problems Danes and Americans have when trying to understand each other’s politics. The first item was a headline from DR: “Sundhedsministeren kan bestemme, hvad et mundbind skal koste – men han afviser at tvinge prisen ned.”…