Government Sucks – Part 2

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In Part 1 of my Government Sucks series, I pointed out that my former employer, the Town of Oyster Bay (aka the Town), doesn’t do right by its customers (i.e., the taxpayers). The Town, to put it bluntly, stinks. It provides crummy service and charges a fortune for it. So how does the Town get … [Read more…]

Government Sucks – Part 1

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This is Part 1 of my Government Sucks series. To begin this series, I want to give you an insider’s view of the municipality that employed me for over twenty-one years, the Town of Oyster Bay. The Town of Oyster Bay (aka the Town) is located in Nassau County on Long Island, and the services … [Read more…]

Beware the Compassion Industrial Complex

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Financial columnist Barry Ritholtz authored a great tongue-in-cheek column in Friday’s Washington Post on how to ruin your financial life. If you faithfully adhere to his bizarro-world “guidelines” over your lifetime, you will likely die miserable and broke. The only “guideline” I have a problem with, though, is the one regarding our country’s safety net … [Read more…]