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State behavior takes on 'Blob'-like qualities


October 23, 2019

By Dennis Linthicum

Today’s government enterprise often reminds me of the Blob, from the 1958 Steve McQueen movie.

In the movie, an eerie, sticky, tar-like alien blob pursues its own ends. It slowly oozes through towns and communities absorbing everything while growing larger with every tasty morsel.

Oregon’s government appears to be following the same path. It appears to be always growing, crushing and devouring rather than building, encouraging and supporting a free-market economy and the independence of the citizenry.

The unbridled administrative state and its relentless bureaucra...

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