This was previously posted on www.anton-wahlman.com on or before 2005-04-18:
America suffers from numerous problems in terms of the federal budget, slow-growing productivity, etc., related to the size of government activities. Chief among them is the fact that the U.S. governments at all levels owns so much stuff, in particular just plain land. Most of the land in the 50 states is owned by the government, just like in the old Soviet Union. In New York City, the 3 major airports are owned by "The Port Authority." In English, that's "The Pravda Authority." Just like Margaret Thatcher after 1979, a decision needs to be made to sell most or all of this stuff to private enterprise and plain individuals like you and I. The proceeds could be used to pay off ponzi scemes such as Social Security, a.k.a. Socialism Secured, and other forms of counterproductive cancers on the American people. This is what Thatcher did after she got into the seat of power in 1979, and it is what happened in the Soviet Union after the the flag came down on Christmas Day in 1991. Privatization. It is as good as a combination of vitamines, fresh air, clean water, home-made grilled cheeseburgers and a harem of Playboy bunnies. Beats government-owned property any day. Free the Western range, and The Port Authority, from socialism, please.