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Drawing on 30 years of experience reviewing hundreds of government plans, Randal O'Toole shows that, thanks to government planners, American cities are choked with congestion, major American housing markets have become unaffordable, and the cost of government infrastructure is spiraling out of control. The book makes the case for repeal of federal planning laws and closure of government planning offices. Every American who worries about the insidious growth of the Nanny State must read this book.
Posted June 3, 2009
I was so involved in politics and elections and worrying about this or that issue, until I read this book, and realized that the problem is Communist Central Planning. Both parties are big Government Communist Central planners, and once you accept this fact, you can accept that the two party system is two identical Big Government big spending Nazi Communist Central planners who simply trade places every now and then. Like the planned out WWF matches, the two parties argue about small un-important issues like gay marriage and abortion, while they both engage in Big government spending, bailouts, planning health care, education, transportation, housing, to the tiniest detail.
The chapter on the fancy expensive Forest Service computer planning software for the forests, that became completely useless after the first Un-planned forest fire kind of sets the tone. this book puts planners in their place. The main idea: "Planners cannot know the future".