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The Dallas Cowboys' 26-Year Super Bowl Drought

After the Dallas Cowboys' 17-23 playoff loss against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the sports world couldn't help but ask the question:  What's the ultimate reason for the Cowboys' 26-year Super Bowl drought?  The explanation is a bit nuanced, but the answer is fairly straightforward: team owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones.  It doesn't take a forensics team to map out the events of the past twenty-six years. It wasn't Colonel Mustard with the candlestick or the lead pipe. It's actually much simpler than that: it was Jerry Jones who killed the Dallas Cowboys.  Since the day that he fired the beloved Tom Landry, Jerry Jones has chased away every good coach who's entered the building, and he's singlehandedly compromised the identity and destroyed the culture of the organization. The firing of Tom Landry was just the beginning. Today, the Dallas Cowboys are the Dallas Cowboys in name only. There's absolutely nothing left, in terms

Spending and Debt: The Gears of Tyranny

Keynesians and central planners prefer to view economic activity as some kind of mechanical machine whereby the people and their exchanges are the necessary gears to get it moving. Insofar as the people and their exchanges affect the performance of the machine, the Keynesians and the central planners seek to bring the gears into hyperdrive, eliminating every delay and discretion that might otherwise prevent a transaction from moving the gears.  In this way, the Keynesians and the central planners view the people as incidental to economic growth. The former lament the fact that their field of study has them dealing with mere human beings instead of raw, inanimate material; but this hardly keeps them from treating their human subjects any differently than the material they might otherwise manipulate at will.  In this way, the Keynesians and the central planners view the people and their actions as constantly grinding the gears or needlessly slowing them down. The Keynesians and the centr