“(I)f it is left to Israel to act (against Iran’s nuclear designs), the least Americans can do is support our democratic ally, just as the least Americans could honorably do in 1940 was support Britain as, in her finest hour, she stood and fought alone.”
— William Kristol, writing in The Weekly Standard.
“Government spending either is completely wasteful, merely transfers income, purchases an intermediate rather than a final good, or purchases valuable final services whose value cannot be ascertained because the transaction is not made by private parties exchanging their own resources in a market setting.”
— Robert Higgs, writing in The Beacon, his Independent Institute blog.
“More and more money is being spent on higher education. Too little is known about whether it is worth it.”
— from a headline on an editorial in The Economist.
“Renewable energy mandate proponents included environmental lobbyists with a hatred for capitalism and fossil fuels that make modern society possible, crony socialists who saw the mandates as way of strong-arming exorbitant payments from government and ratepayers alike, and paternalistic politicians who look down on people’s choices in the marketplace, believing they know best what sources of energy people ought to choose.”
— H. Sterling Burnett, an energy and environment research fellow at the Heartland Institute, writing in The Washington Times.
“Cage-free eggs fetch a premium — at times even doubling the price — but it isn’t clear how large the market will become, farmers say. Going cage-less also comes with another cost: all that freedom typically means a higher percentage of hens die prematurely — sometimes from injuries suffered in flight or from pecking by other chickens, according to animal scientists and farmers.”
— David Kesmodel, writing in The Wall Street Journal.