|Infrastructure's Forgotton Failures
New York, Penn, Maryland, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri — had sinkholes that failed to cover their operating costs.
From deposit insurance to synfuels, from superconducting supercolliders to information highways, these projects impoverish the taxpayer and enrich well-connected corporations. They are, as the Jeffersonians first told us centuries ago, entirely illegitimate.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison