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September 19, 2005


Hi Half Sigma
That is a very good point that I used to make when I taught ECON 1101 years ago. There is a big difference between what is impossible to do and what is impractical to do. When the government controls a big chunk of national spending, it can fund a lot of wasteful boondoggles. Crooked Timber calls the moon base a "Moondoggle"

What I find interesting is how quickly the Republicans, once they took over power, switched from being the party that decried boondoggles to the one that loved them.

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