Tag Archive for Nanny-state

Some Summer Reading: The Conservative Nanny State

If columnist Jonah Goldberg can write a book about “Liberal Facism,” is was only a matter of time before someone truly looked into the notion of a “Nanny State,” a term Chuck DeVore has claimed to “coined” and “popularized,” and noted that rich conservatives are the chief beneficiary of Nanny State policies. Economist Dean Baker…

Earthquake Preparedness Planning?

Interesting post over at Total Buzz by Register writer Jennifer Muir. Guess what emergency managers from across the county were doing yesterday when the ground started shaking? Discussing how to promote countywide earthquake drills. “We were at the point when we were talking about ways to get the public involved, and then the earthquake hit,”…