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.
Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance: William's Edge Webinar for October 24th, 2014 | John Ransom
In Other News: List of "Useless Government Spending" Strangely Doesn't Include Biden's Salary | Michael Schaus
Today, at 11:20 AM PT: Get the Market Movements in Advance; Williams Edge Webinar for October 22nd, 2014 | John Ransom
In Other News: Massachusetts School Board Moves to the Right of Democrats - Becomes Socialist | Michael Schaus