Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center beautifully explains, in 4.5 straightforward pages, the conservative case against Big Government.
Under current law, it's coming. No doubt about it. And when it arrives, please don't ask why nobody warned you, O.K.?
Ardis Watkins, legislative affairs director of the State Employees Association of North Carolina:
The contention that the system is outperforming its benchmark is misleading. The system sets its own benchmark, so to beat it is meaningless.
See also the post by my former colleague, NCSU finance professor Richard Warr, "NC Pension Fund Returns - what is the benchmark?" It ends, alas, this way: "We are bleeding money to Wall Street."
Presents quantitative evidence. The conclusion is "The mute button is your friend."
I've heard many of them.
Grace-Marie Turner at Forbes describes one set of possibilities.
See also "Yes, Obama, Republicans have offered Obamacare alternatives" and John Cochrane's "What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels" and "After the ACA: Freeing the Market for Health Care".
This suggests that in actuality around 70 percent of American families are receiving more from the government than they are paying in.
Where will it stop?
Peter Klein summarizes five economics books in one sentence, including the best summary of The General Theory I've ever seen.
We need to accumulate a lot more examples. Everybody should pitch in. Here's one for Steven Landsburg, Price Theory and Applications: People respond to incentives; the rest is just commentary.
Add Paul Theroux to the lengthening list of people who question how much good Western foreign aid is doing: "Renowned author Paul Theroux discusses why the philanthropy of Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Bono, and Jeffrey Sachs largely fails. Here's what works."
Glenn Reynolds: "So, to recap: Those plans that Obama said were crap plans you wouldn’t want a dog to have? Now that he can’t hit his numbers without them, they’re just the thing!"
New York Times [!]: "New Health Law Frustrates Many in Middle Class".
Finally, John Fund argues, "Yes, It Can . . . Be Repealed: If Obamacare produces as many losers as winners, its future will be in doubt."