A (Modest?) Proposal for Earmarking

Earmarking — congressional funding of specific local projects, arranged by individual lawmakers with little scrutiny from their colleagues — is undergoing a reputational rehabilitation. It also appears poised to make a big comeback on Capitol Hill. Earmarking has long been criticized as wasteful government spending. Revelations that funds have gone to a North Carolina teapot … Continue reading A (Modest?) Proposal for Earmarking