Earlier this year, I wrote a print column headlined "We’re going to end up doing something stupid with the Legacy Fund."

Yesterday the Legislature’s Legacy Fund Earnings Committee held a hearing in Fargo and the various special interests who pitched ideas for spending now-$6.8 billion fund, and I’m more convinced than ever that I’m going to be right.

The tourism flacks want money dumped into tourism. The lackeys for the developers want the money dumped into tax breaks for development. Higher education’s apologists want more money stuffed into our already bloated university system.

These are hardly visionary proposals.

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