The Myth of Good Government

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One of the great and most persistent errors of classical liberals is to believe in "good government," a government that does "what it is supposed to do."

There is nothing the state can do, which society needs done, that cannot be done far better by the market. Another point that is just as telling: no state empowered to do what is supposedly necessary will restrain itself to those things. It will expand as much as it can.

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another Republican-libratarian piece on just let b... by liberalsrock on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:03:29 AM
There is no such thing as Republican libertarian, ... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:15:28 PM
It's called free speech monkey boy.If all you ... by William Whitten on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 1:23:17 PM
your oblivious supine deference to the State,... by Chris Bieber on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 1:34:43 PM
Of course there is some important truth in here, b... by Tony Duncan on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:10:03 PM
No surprise there. Govts become entrenched since t... by Darren Wolfe on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:21:39 PM
There are some things that the market will do bett... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 3:02:48 PM
Some things I would not like to have the free mark... by Jack Harrington on Sunday, Nov 16, 2008 at 4:56:30 PM
Government is only as good or bad as the people wh... by Ty on Monday, Nov 17, 2008 at 2:06:11 PM