A 48-year-old weight lifter on a $45,600 tax-free disability pension from the Providence fire department. Now, that's public service.
Economic debates regarding more current events (rather than the philosophical battle of Keynes and Hayek) are also interesting.
The rap war between Keynes and Hayek has swung into round 2.
Why did Obama string the birtherites along for so long? Because he knew he'd get away with it.
Ed Achorn has (almost literally) found a poster child for Rhode Island political corruption.
Monique Chartier called in to the Matt Allen Show for Anchor Rising, last night.
Rhode Island has to change its priorities or it has no future, as departing, young, educated adults illustrate.
It appears that the job of police chief in Cranston, RI, is mainly a catapult for a higher pension.
If President Obama wins another term, he looks likely to carry the U.S. into a world of Chinese economic majority.
Media people continue to address state-by-state welfare system comparisons in an inaccurate way.
Governor Chafee's speaking style reminds me of something from my childhood...
Why should a state legislature expend the effort to ban cell phone use in school?
The era of being tracked by our devices is upon us.
The governor's list of items to tax at 1% gives the impression that it was meant to scare and then be removed to provide cover for the rest of his tax increase.
It was my turn to call in to the Matt Allen Show with an Anchor Rising update, last night.
The question: Why shouldn't retirement benefits count as current expenses?
A Pennsylvania police union is complaining that the chief is fighting crime on his off days.
Two tax-related protests get quite different treatment from the Providence Journal.
Big government activists have a way of letting taxpayers know just what we are to them.
A union member notes the corruption pre-union; I'd suggest that the only change has been integration of labor into the corruption.
If the pension problem wasn't of school committees' making, then they certainly didn't resist it sufficiently.
Employment statistics should cause concern, as well as skepticism that leftist policies can repair the damage that they've caused.
It turns out that actually paying for their pension promises might be a fatal wound to local governments.
RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee's much declared desire to engage in open discussion is a fraud.
Anchor Rising's Monique Chartier and WPRO's Matt Allen discussed the bizarre disconnect between Governor Chafee and Rhode Island's private sector.
I've posted video of John Derbyshire's lecture, last night, before the Providence College Republicans.
Shocker: BP oil-relief money filtered through local governments is going to some questionable expenses.
Voters could force a change in RI corruption... but they won't.
National Review's John Derbyshire will be appearing on the Providence College campus, tonight.
An RI legislator gives a glimpse of the sort of laws that unionists would love to enact.
Oddly, corruption among union leaders doesn't seem to rankle union members.
Local government is a place that allows special interests to try and try again to thwart the will of voters.
Certain theories of management might not only hurt the business, but also reduce the need for managers.
An Economic Development Corp. directed by big-time corporate executives just might be prone to serving their own interests.
Mark Steyn gives a couple of RI figures some deserved ribbing.
President Obama thinks that folks with big families and large cars should respond to skyrocketing gas prices by buying expensive hybrid vehicles.
Tom Sgouros wants to rephrase how we think about public pensions so that we'll just keep paying the bill.
A doomed bill in the RI House points the way to proper resolution of the same-sex marriage dispute.
Monique spoke with WPRO's Tony Cornetta about doings at Anchor Rising.
RI Moderate Party candidate for governor, Ken Block, denies responsibility for the election of RI's fatal chief executive. I say "pshaw."
Tiverton is going to charge more for garbage, but it only has to do so because it has spent unwisely in the past.
Government leaders would prefer to tighten their noose around online retailers, rather than find ways to make it easier for store-front companies to compete.
The spoiler candidate in RI's last gubernatorial election doesn't like the government he helped to elect.
RI's system of awarding pensions is built to encourage corruption.
Union negotiations don't involve the "voice of the teacher"; they involve the voice of the union leadership.
Yeah, Wisconsin unions are fighting new laws that restrict them, but at least the state has gotten this far!
Tiverton's superintendent of schools, William Rearick, might do well to understand comparative budgets better than, say, a part-time blogger.