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Pinhead Bureaucrats Threaten Family with Possible Prison Sentence for Rescuing a Baby Deer

Right Makes Might Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:22 AM
OK, NDmom, I think I have you figured out now. You must be a disciple of Loyal Democrat, our resident satirist laureate, who lays bare the stupidity of left-wing “logic” by stripping it of all its fluff, and exposing it to the harsh light of reality. Gads, at least I hope I’m right. If not, then I have to tell you that you’re shaming the good name of Notre Dame with these vapid posts.

As a public finance economist, I normally focus on big-picture arguments against excessive government.

If the public sector is too large, for instance, that undermines economic growth by diverting resources from the productive sector of the economy.

The damage is then compounded by a needlessly destructive and punitive tax system.

But I’ve also discovered that it helps to personalize the analysis by pointing out examples of ridiculous and wasteful behavior by government.