The Harry Potter series was largely an allegory of the early to mid-20th century European conflicts personified in World War I and II. In crude terms the Voldemort and the Death Eaters were Germany and Hogwarts and the Order of …Continue reading →
State and local governments have a big shortfall when it comes to fully funding their pension systems. A study authored by two finance professors, Joshua Rauh of Northwestern University and Robert Novy-Marx of the University of Rochester, estimate that these …Continue reading →
Well, we must all be busy today. Anyway, The Corners James Sherk provides a state-by-state rundown of initiatives to curtail public union power, particularly with regard to collective bargaining. Eight states are lining up behind Wisconsin, with surely more to …Continue reading →
State and local borrowing, once thought of as a way to finance essential infrastructure, has mutated into a source of constant abuse. Like homeowners before the housing bubble burst, states and cities have gorged on debt, extended repayment times, and …Continue reading →
As a taxpayer of the wonderful Empire State, articles like this make ‘Puter’s blood boil. Of course, ‘Puter has a sneaking suspicion that more state workers are turning in this sort of job performance, regardless of job requirements, than he …Continue reading →
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