Gongol.com Archives: February 2020

Brian Gongol

February 14, 2020

Threats and Hazards Is China's behavior really a priority or not?

American national-security leaders in the region say the right things, but what does the proposed Federal budget say? James Madison wrote, "[A] right implies a remedy; and where else could the remedy be deposited, than where it is deposited by the Constitution?" In parallel fashion: A priority implies a commitment of resources, and where else are those found but in the budget?

News The peculiar side effects of zoning

A set of photos from Los Angeles shows just how differently land gets used from one lot to the next under the zoning ordinances set by government. One might conclude that the radical difference between a tower of more than 20 stories and a single-family residence immediately next door reflects some kind of artificial restriction (zoning) rather than a difference in the natural market value of the land.

Humor and Good News A Valentine's Day thought

Austin restaurant sign: "A taco is a beef love letter in a corn envelope that you mail to your stomach"

News Mayo accidentally told 360 prospects they had been admitted to med school -- but they weren't

Whoever you are and whatever you did, you probably didn't screw up quite this badly this week, so you've got that going for you. Which is nice.

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