Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Government creates suffering
As usual, Lew Rockwell has an almost uncanny ability -- all right, intellect backed by sound philosophy backed by wide experience -- to put his finger on problems and detect contradiction. In this piece he notes two NYT pieces today -- one noting that Obama wants to mandate that employers provide health care and another noting that California's unemployment may rise to 15 or 20 percent unless an unlikely burst of common sense breaks out in Sacramento. Related? Sure. Placing mandates on employers makes it more expensive to hire people, so unemployment will rise. California has beaucoup mandates and the legislature is always busy dreaming up more, even during a financial meltdown.