Argues that the "sugar fuels cancer" claim is misleading.
Capitalism is generally excellent, but crony capitalism is definitely not.
The study found that, since 2001, Michigan lawmakers have forked over $16 billion in business subsidies and tax incentives. The study notes that that is more than the value of the state’s four major sports teams: the Lions, Red Wings, Tigers, and Pistons. That’s a bit of an understatement — it’s only a little less than four times the value of those franchises combined.
Related: "Crony capitalism against the real thing: Collusion between government and business corrupts the free market".
If I were living in the Houston to New Orleans stretch, I'd think real hard about moving. Or I'd have a boatload of insurance.
I'm so old I remember when there used to something else to help young people turn into adults.
They were called parents.
One of the underappreciated benefits of markets.
Probably, like religion, best avoiding the subject altogether with people you don't know, but if you do decide to discuss it, this sounds like good advice.
Also Jonah related: his moving eulogy for his father-in-law.
Some interesting history on Reagan's days as a gubernatorial candidate and governor. (With a hopeful comment on California's future.)
I have trouble believing it works in all, or even most, situations. But if worked for Steve, great.