• News Alert: Top Secret America

      Ed Crane of the Cato Institute called my attention to this Washington Post Series that began today. In his words:

      "What an astounding testament to Public Choice this WaPo series is going to be... The first story alone yields overwhelming evidence for why we shouldn't turn anything over to the federal government. Appalling stuff."

      Here's a sample from the Post story:

      "The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies duplicate work."

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