The EPA reduced the value of a human life, used to determine the cost-effectiveness of regulations, from $8.04 million to $7.22 million. In the spirit of this absurd pseudo-precision, you are now worth 10.199004 percent less than a year ago.This is how our government agencies make decisions.
As many of you know, the annual CiRCE conference was last week and was quite a success. All in attendance enjoyed informative and challenging speakers, delicious food, and gracious hosting by all of the sponsors. All in attendance also experienced a taste of what I would call “book glut.”
The reason for the growth of bureaucracy in American life is a loss of confidence in the spirit of God, al loss of confidence in human dignity, a turning to law from grace. This is a rather obvious historical development that can’t be discussed because we are now a secular nation.
I recently met a young man who has been involved in Christian classical education for a few years. One year his school decided not to attend a summer conference because it would not be cost effective. What happened, though, was that the teachers and leaders felt isolated.