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Another Magnificent Moment in the World of Government Stimulus

Moonbat Exterminator Wrote: May 21, 2012 1:29 PM
You could buy a linksys(made by Cisco), Netgear or other brand router able to meet the needs of the library for well under $100 almost anywhere, but if it's not your money, why cars?

Most of my work on government stimulus focuses on economic theory and evidence.

But every so often it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of the ridiculous ways that government wastes money.

Here are some details from a boondoggle in West Virginia.

Nobody told Hurricane librarian Rebecca Elliot that the $22,600 Internet router in the branch library’s storage closet was powerful enough to serve an entire college campus. Nobody told Elliot how much the router cost or who paid for it. Workers just showed up and installed the device. They left behind no instructions, no user manual. The...

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