Bread and circuses



Popular sentiment says the public sector should be scaling back right now and not wasting precious taxpayer dollars, but spending freely is exactly what some local governments are doing, which begs the question: If scarce dollars have already been earmarked for improving local parks and infrastructure, what's so bad about that?
A person making payments on their new backyard spa and gazebo shouldn't stop paying on the grounds that a recession has begun. A person with a paid membership...

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