Saturday, December 15, 2007


This blog is primarily dedicated to the principles espoused in Madison's Federalist Number 10: namely that factions (aka "interest groups") cannot be controlled or eliminated without unacceptable effects on liberty. The best that can be hoped for is for government to permit as many factions/interest groups as possible so that no one faction ever gains too much power.
If you're looking for a blog that rails against "special" interests, you've come to the wrong place. If you want a blog that rails against "public" interests for thinking their not "special" interests, then you've come to the right place. And if you want a critique of the entrenchment of our two party system and the role of interest groups in that system, then that is exactly what you will get here.

This isn't to say that I think interest groups are the greatest thing since sliced bread- they're not. Instead, they just exist, and there is nothing inherently good or evil about any given interest group.

When I'm not busy railing about interest group politics on the national level, you can expect the occasional rant about interest group politics somewhere else or on a more local level. You'll also find plenty of rants about government corruption and how most "reforms" have a tendency to either legitimize corruption or to be more inefficient than the corruption they eliminate.