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Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's time for a blog

Well, it was about time for me to start a blog. I figure if my 13-year-old daughter is already pestering me for a blog, then I'm probably the last man on earth to have one.

My only thought for the day is that Boston's Big Dig is the best paradigm for what we can expect of government, especially if it is a federal-state "partnership." For those who have been living under a rock for the past few years, the "Big Dig" is a federally funded highway project to depress Boston's central artery and was originally slated to be completed for $2 billion. It has already cost more than $15 billion to date, and has already killed a motorist when a shoddily constructed concrete ceiling tile fell and crushed a woman a couple of months ago. Ironically, many liberals want to put the body responsible for the Big Dig's safety and cost controls in charge of our health care services. In our governor's case, Mitt Romney has already done this. Can cost overruns and poor health care be far behind?

If you want to pay the highest possible price and obtain the lowest possible quality for something, you simply have to get the government to do it.


  • At 10:59 AM, Blogger Douglas A. Willinger said…

    What about politically favored entities that get these construction contracts- particularly without open competition?


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