Following the yellow brick road

"Following the yellow brick road" Continued...

Issue: "Steve Jobs 1955-2011," Oct. 22, 2011

Although these issues have not yet been resolved, Rep. Kinzer is excited about the new atmosphere in the government: "More than anything it's a willingness to identify the issues and recognize the need for reform." One of the new laws prohibits employee payroll deductions for union dues and PACs.

Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, "It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country." If Brownback's experiments work in Kansas, other states will follow him down the yellow brick road-yet this road leads not to the Emerald City but away from its fantasies.

Angela Lu
Angela Lu

Angela is a reporter for WORLD Magazine who lives and works in Taiwan. She enjoys cooking, reading, and storytelling. Follow Angela on Twitter @angela818.


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