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K. Lloyd Billingsley

K. Lloyd Billingsley is a Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute.


K. Lloyd Billingsley's Articles

Political Lessons from "Blazing Saddles" and "Bananas"

Governor William J. Lepetomane (Mel Brooks) expresses outrage but says, “We’ve got to save our phony-baloney jobs,” perhaps the truest line in all of cinema.

- October 04, 2016

Will Constitution Trump Revolution in Eastern Europe?

Reports of a laissez-faire paradise emerging in Eastern Europe are greatly exaggerated.

- May 01, 1993

The Government Baby-Brokering Business

Thanks to federal funds, the child-abuse industry is thriving.

- January 01, 1993

The Food Police Are Watching You

Citizens can sleep tight knowing that the state’s ability to order the destruction of perfectly good food remains secure.

- December 01, 1992

Welfare: Fraud on Steroids

Welfare’s primary beneficiaries are not the poor, the homeless, or the indigent.

- April 01, 1992

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