a: Federal government ~
b: aircraft carrier


"The Federal government is like an aircraft carrier: a huge, ponderous weapon that needs a whole lot of special conditions to operate efficiently. People who want everything Federalized do so because they want the "best" weapon trained on the problem. But biggest is not the same as best. Sometimes, an aircraft carrier is the only thing for the job. But often a tiny little cruise boat that can go farther and faster, and bug out when needed, is much better suited to the task at hand."

Writer: Megan McArdle
Date: Mar 8 2016 7:14 PM

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