It would be a miracle if people were not arguing intently over this election, because the nation’s government has grown so big that there is more at stake than ever before.
In 1976 — 40 years ago as I write this — several Montana State University (MSU) colleagues and I launched an intellectual experiment in the political economy of natural resources.
No one’s liberty or property is safe when the legislature is in session, and freedom is lost one government program at a time. Yet some people will trade freedom for comfort, especially when they perceive that someone else is footing the bill.
How representative is government when a governor can lose 98 of 102 counties, and when the President of the United States can lose 2,388 counties and win only 689 of them?