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The Fourth Branch and the Bible: An Odd Couple Part Two: Is Bureaucracy Evil?

July 15, 2014 by


A few days ago I wrote a blog on bureaucracy and promised to follow it up by addressing the question of the compatibility of this form of organization with Scripture. As Abraham Kuyper once said, there is not one part of the universe that God cannot call His (my paraphrase) and that includes our thinking […]

The Fourth Branch and the Bible: An Odd Couple Part One: The Basics

July 7, 2014 by


I hope everyone is still following the various “scandals” (I want to be sensitive to the liberals, who deny any scandals) continuing to unfold, or just plain continuing: IRS, VA, illegals at the border, EPA efforts, the HHS Obamacare mess, etc. If you keep up with things like this, have you noticed how many involve […]

Bill Bloat, or, Statutory Satiation

June 25, 2014 by


Congress hasn’t passed all that much legislation in some time, or at least not anything much of significance.  That may be a good thing.  But in this blog I want to take a look at a very disturbing trend in the legislation that has passed.  Below I have listed some of the most important bills […]

Kill the Beast! Kill It!

May 29, 2014 by


I keep reading more accounts of the Veterans Affairs hospital scandals and the proposed solutions, and I am about to tear my hair out (sorry, no “trigger warning” there for the violence).  One commentator has suggested the the VA hospital system be abolished and veterans be given vouchers to “regular” hospitals.  That is a very […]

First Lady Food Frenzy

May 27, 2014 by


The First Lady Michelle Obama is at it again.  Reacting to her critics she has reiterated the necessity of food regulations for school lunch programs.  Many schools and districts have complained about the rules, arguing that they are restrictive.  Economists and policy analysts have also criticized the rules, designed to limit fat, calorie, sugar and […]

When Will We Learn? What the VA Can Teach Us.

May 20, 2014 by


In light of the most recent apparent scandal (which really isn’t a scandal as I will show) involving the Department of Veterans Affairs, we are once again reminded forcefully of the perils not only of the expansion of the scope of government but also of the organization of government services through bureaucratic means.  I said […]

Rules, Rules for All

April 30, 2014 by


Readers should check out this short article in on United States regulatory costs (April 30, 2014).  The article is entitled “U. S. Regulatory Costs are World’s No. 10 Economy.”  As the title suggests, the total cost in one year to affected parties of all Federal regulations is larger than all but ten of the […]