Risk & Opportunity

A quarterly political and economic newsletter published by Michael Cuddehe

The objective of R&O is to provide social, political and economic commentary on developments that impact the trajectory of our society from the perspective of the marketplace. Special emphasis is given to long-term structural and systemic issues.

Q2 and Q3 '14

A Time for Downsizing

One of the big issues for conservatives in recent years has been the size of government, at least when Democrats are in power. Grover Norquist summed it up in his stated desire to “shrink government to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” Conservatives are not entirely wrong in their concern with the problems of big government, but the emphasis should be more on “big” and less specifically on “government.” . more

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