ECONOMIES OF GOVERNANCE

Dodd Harris thinks a Fort Worth policy of issuing hefty fines to people who don’t sort their recycling properly may have a chilling effect on recycling.

But isn’t that like saying people won’t work hard if we’re just going to tax them at higher rates for success? And nobody believes that, right? Everyone knows people will gladly do whatever their government tells them without the slightest thought to impact on their own pocketbooks.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Kevin Drum says:

    My, my, the straw men are being sent up in flames today, aren’t they?