What’s Wrong and How to Fix It, Part 13: The New Homestead Act
Published on: February 8, 2013
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  • Anthony

    Any viable socio-economic system needs modification/innovation at many points (ours being no exception). Such being the case, your proposals deserve humanly reflection as they relate to both revision and rethinking U.S. socio-economic policies going forward. Further, aspects of this essay imply “thinking outside of box” to meet our post Fordist challenges – to go beyond conventionally approved areas. Nevertheless, removing the sand from our social gears requires public encouragement; yet, Demos generally bars the gate. Rationality and commonsense are not always commonly found. National problem solving as well as state and regional problem solving require not only subsidiarity but also legitimate mobilization of expertise wherever we find it (in whatever color or gender) because our problems are far more complex than the world of Homestead and Morrill Acts. Simply put, your proposals remain mindful of the future and in that respect contributes to American sustainability – investing in ourselves and renewing American prosperity.

  • Jim.

    Fascinating. I think it’s about as likely that one of these new asteroid mining companies will open up space as a frontier, though. You might want to look into that.

  • Jerome

    The reason those power lines are up on poles is because it costs a LOT more to bury them. Maybe you and a thousand or so professionals should get together and simulate wasting tons of money. Oh, wait, you already did that.

  • Brendan Doran

    Who in infrastructure did you talk to before coming to the novel idea it never occured to bury the lines?

    It’s not just money, it’s NIMBY and a host of other government sponsored Luddites blocking it.

    Your basic problem of solving government corruption of everything it touches – not because it’s necessarily intrinsic to government but it IS intrinsic to ours – well you’ve solved it have you not Sir? You pretend it doesn’t exist.

    But of course that doesn’t solve it.

    That’s what’s wrong. And it isn’t fixed by wishing it away.

    The government as we know it must end. Not the era of Big Government is over [and the era of Big Contracting began!]. The government itself as we know it must be over, it’s the principal hurdle to any reform.

    They don’t care about fixing anything but their crooked racketeering. These are gangsters. You do not reform them.

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