Category: Tenth Amendment

Month in Review: June, 2013: Part 2, Global issues reflect local politics

2 August, 2013 (09:00) | Alleys, Bonds, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, Harrisburg, HUD, Mobile homes, Public housing, Tenth Amendment |

[Previous Months in Review available here: May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   I’m corrupt, you’re failing, we’re codependent   As we saw yesterday, local governments offer fertile ground for patronage and corruption, and more distant supervisory governmental bodies may be no better at curtailing it.  Indeed, […]

Month in Review: June, 2013: Part 1, Local issues imply global principles

1 August, 2013 (10:03) | Alleys, Bonds, Boston, Chelsea, Corruption, Fraud, Harrisburg, HUD, Mobile homes, Public housing, Tenth Amendment |

[Previous Months in Review available here: May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   The echoes reverberate as we climb slowly toward the light of wisdom   In complex systems, the micro and the macro echo each other, and I look for these connections as much as possible, […]

Absurdite, Complexite, Precaucite: Part 4, reserved to the people

26 June, 2013 (09:00) | Accessibility, Democracy, Eminent domain, France, Government, Incentives, Local Government, Local issues, Precautionary principle, Real estate taxes, Regulation, Subsidy, Takings, Tenth Amendment |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2 ]   By:David A. Smith   Our story of Mayor Therond and his daily bombardment from Paris, using an article in the Washington Post (April 16, 2013) that reported the facts without questioning either the premise or the conclusion, has reached the point of […]

Absurdite, Complexite, Precaucite: Part 3, More than the Hotel is Worth

14 June, 2013 (09:00) | Accessibility, Democracy, Eminent domain, France, Government, Incentives, Local Government, Local issues, Precautionary principle, Real estate taxes, Regulation, Subsidy, Takings, Tenth Amendment |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s Part 2 on the bureausclerosis choking France’s economy, using as source material a small-scale article in the Washington Post (April 16, 2013), zeroed in on the debilitating effects of excessive regulation from afar and identified some principles of regulatory balance […]

Absurdite, Complexite, Precaucite: Part 2, That He Largely Ignores

13 June, 2013 (09:00) | Accessibility, Democracy, Eminent domain, France, Government, Incentives, Local Government, Local issues, Precautionary principle, Real estate taxes, Regulation, Subsidy, Takings, Tenth Amendment |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday we saw, via an article in the Washington Post (April 16, 2013), that France’s centralized government (and behind it, the even-more-remote European Commission) so distrusts anyone it does business with that it has promulgated at least 400,000 norms and rules, all of them violating […]