t’s difficult being a libertarian.
In addition to all the other challenges (such as trying to convince people stealing doesn’t become okay simply because the government is the middleman), I get conflicted about government waste.
All true, but here’s my challenge: I also don’t want “efficient government.”
In other words, our goal should be to shrink government, not to make it “work better.” To understand the point I’m making, ponder these questions:
Do we want government to efficiently lure people into dependency?
Do we want government to efficiently socialize health care?
Do we want government to efficiently cartelize the agriculture sector?
I hope the answer to all these questions is “NO,” which is why I generally focus my work on structural changes to shrink the size and scope of government.
But every so often, notwithstanding everything I just wrote, I can’t resist pointing out really absurd examples of wasteful spending. And today we have two jaw-dropping examples.
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