When compassion goes bad
The Americans with Disabilities Act is just another government encroachment on property rights that makes us all worse off – including the disabled.
In the red ... from going green
Federal laws prohibiting the drilling for fossil fuels punish no state in the union more than Nevada. Not that there is any oil or gas to drill for in the Silver State. It's just that nobody is walking or riding his bike into Las Vegas or Reno to tempt Lady Luck.
Minimum wage and unemployment
As Nevada's unemployment rate goes up, one wonders if the voters who said "yes" to a higher minimum wage in the November 2006 election are having second thoughts.
New approach needed on public pensions
To reform NVPERS, our politicians would have to look beyond their next elections and selflessly put the greater good above their own retirement planning.
Are delusional political beliefs really free?
While most people practice intellectual self-discipline in their day-to-day lives, they often max out emotionally once they're in the voting booth.
Something for nothing – courtesy of the Federal Reserve
Las Vegas is a city built on the dream of getting something for nothing. But not only the tourists seek Lady Luck.
Hammered by government's 'help'
The combination of buyer stupidity, population growth and loose lending certainly contributes to housing market volatility, but government planning deserves some of the blame as well.
Behind the housing numbers
There is no shortage of bad news about the Nevada housing market. Local and national business pages rarely give us even a day without a reminder that the housing boom has busted. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, Nevada leads the nation in foreclosures per capita.
Their benefits, our potholes
What a summer. No sooner did streets and sidewalks collapse in mid-town Manhattan, than another example of the country’s aging infrastructure plummeted into the mighty Mississippi River in Minnesota.