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Guest Post: The Legislature Must Tame The WAWS Monster

Guest Post: The Legislature Must Tame The WAWS Monster

In 2011, the North Dakota Legislature approved the creation of a water project commonly known as WAWS (the official name is Western Area Water Supply Authority). The concept behind WAWS was very well intended: create a rural water system that would provide infrastructure and water to communities in western North Dakota and pay for the

Small Town Socialism

This Bismarck Tribune article about a dispute over opening a deli in a small town grocery store is fascinating. Apparently Star Grocery in New Leipzig is operated by the New Leipzig Jobs Development Authority, one of the economic development public/private partnerships that are ubiquitous in our communities these days. So, in other words, the grocery

Why Can't We Call It Fascism When It Is Fascism?

The CEO of Whole Foods – yes, you read that right, Whole Foods – recently referred to Obamacare as fascism. It was an appropriate application of the term. “Traditionally socialism means that the means of production are run by the government and in fascism the means of production are still owned by private individuals but