Senator Rubio represents a government that has shown little competence in the small and ordinary things. It cannot even manage to follow its own ordinary processes for creating budgets or appropriating funds, instead lurching from season to season with a series of “emergency” measures in a state of never-ending crisis. You might think that that would be the cause of some modesty and circumspection in Washington. You would be wrong.
Another terrific piece by Kevin D. Williamson. Come for the brief discussion of the difficulty of hiring upholstered furniture workers in North Carolina or the concise history of how Detroit became Motor City and how it fell apart:
It was done in by corrupt and ineffective government and a local political culture that went from bad to worse to much worse to Coleman Young.
Stay for an economic lesson on why a mostly overlooked reason why we don't need bigger government: