Wyoming Liberty Group
Boyd Wiggam spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about smoking bans in bars and how they violate free choice and the principles of private property. September 9, 2015
Boyd Wiggam spoke with Chuck Gray on KVOC about how some local governments in Wyoming use tax money to act as private real estate developers in direct competition with their own taxpaying property owners. July 24, 2015
City planners and other advocates of traditional neighborhood design should not be so quick to remove residential curbside parking to accommodate dedicated bicycle lanes in older neighborhoods. Like many government “solutions,” the proposed cure is worse than the original problem. This is particularly true for Cheyenne’s debate about bike lanes along Carey Avenue between Lions’ Park and Downtown.
More than 50 years ago Bernard DeVoto uttered perhaps the truest statement ever made with respect to the public lands and the rural West; the actual western view of the place of the federal government, DeVoto explained, is: “Go away and give us more money.”
Robert H. Nelson, Our Languishing Public Lands, Policy Review, February & March 2012.
The quote from Bernard DeVoto, unfortunately, is both accurate and damning. The Wyoming Republican Party, in its platform and resolutions, consistently asks for both. Yet the federal government, increasingly dysfunctional, will not go away, and cannot give the western states more money. What, then, to do? Drop the second demand, perhaps?
Boyd Wiggam visited with Gary Freeman at the KGAB studio in Cheyenne to discuss a new report about how college graduates really decide where to live and how cities like Cheyenne that pour taxpayer money into amenities—as recommended by Smart Growth advocates—hurt the job and housing markets that really attract new residents and employees to the community. June 5, 2015