Tag: Defense Department

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We less government types have long championed the outsourcing to private companies the work government wants done.  Contracting out, as it were. Under the perfectly reasonable impression that greater private sector involvement – and conversely less government involvement – will ostensibly improve quality and performance. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly dubious proposition.  With governments…

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Every intellectually honest person acknowledges government its own self – is a monopoly. Only the government Post Office can legally deliver First Class mail – because government has made it illegal for anyone else to do so. As a flood victim of Hurricane Irma – I can assure you government monopoly flood insurance is…mind-meltingly awful.…

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Amazon is the king of online retail.  In getting there, they have engaged in many anti-competitive practices…to destroy and then become brick-and-mortar retail. And a really well kept secret – is that retail isn’t Amazon’s most successful business. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is.  That is richest-man-in-the-history-of-the-planet Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ cloud computer backup company. Amazon’s…

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The late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan wisely noted: “We could say the government spends like drunken sailors – but that would be unfair to drunken sailors. Because the sailors are spending their own money.” The late, inordinately great Sir Ernest John Pickstone Benn wisely noted: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it…