The "Government Solutions Work" Scam:
The most dangerous assumption in the world today, as I see it, is the widely held, rarely questioned assumption that says " There's a Government Solution To This Problem" [whatever the problem is].
The World's Best Kept Secret
The plain fact is, nothing could be further from the truth - in fact, that assumption is the exact opposite of the truth. That in reality, government "solutions" don't work, never have worked, and cannot work, ever, is one of the world's best kept secrets, as far as I can see.
Ignoring All Evidence
Nevertheless, today, as with previous generations worldwide, despite massive amounts of "in yer face" evidence to the contrary, most otherwise "intelligent" people continue to persist in blithely and naively believing in the fantasy that, against all odds, the very next proposed wonderful government "solution", whether from "the left", the "far left", "the right", or the "alt-right", will somehow work; that there is, in fact, a brilliant, government -made, "Solution To The Problem", whatever that problem might actually be.
My "Special Scam Alerts" Primary Focus
The primary goal/focus of my " Special Scam Alerts" has always been to expose the bald faced lie that there are government solutions that work, to any perceived social "problem".
In fact, my very own first quote, at the top of each regular "Special Scam Alert" blog entry, clearly lays out the true nature, and therefor the underlying reason, as to exactly why government "solutions" can never work in the future, and never have in the past.
And if you don't care for my long-winded, self-penned quote, see the quote of the far more esteemed, learned and literate Albert J. Nock below mine, or read the excerpt below from the most important and radical book on politics and political philosophy in recent history, if not ever, in my opinion: "Why Government Doesn't Work" by the late, great Harry Browne.
The only thing Harry got wrong, in my opinion , was the title. Instead of being called "Why Government Doesn't Work", he should have called it "Why Government Cannot Work" :-) :
The late, great Harry Browne [1933-2006]
".......Government doesn’t work. You work, I work, Federal Express works,
Microsoft works, the Salvation Army works, Alcoholics Anonymous works, but
Changing our Perspective
Once we realize that government doesn’t work, we will stop asking what
government should do, and notice instead that government can’t do the things
We may want government regulation to protect us from fraud, but the truth is that government doesn’t protect us from fraud.
The savings and loan crisis, every class-action law suit, and every financial scandal are testaments to the government’s inability to shield us from fraud or incompetence.
We may think crime control is a proper function of government, but the truth is that government doesn’t control crime. Our cities are war zones. At most, the government promises only to look for the person who robs, rapes, or murders you.
We may like to think that government sets the rules of the marketplace and acts as the referee, but in reality the government’s rules are arbitrary, ambiguous, and constantly changing. And the “referee” always seems to side with the team with the greatest political influence.
Once we realize that government doesn’t work, we will stop dreaming that this or that social problem can be solved by passing a law — or by creating anew government program — or by electing someone who will make Washington
more efficient or cost-conscious.
Once we realize that government doesn’t work, we’ll know that the only way to improve government is by reducing its size — by doing away with laws, by getting rid of programs, by making government spend and tax less, by reducing government as far as we can.
And once we realize that government doesn’t work, we will know which side of any political issue to cheer for: If the proposal would increase the size, the reach, or the importance of government, it would be a mistake to support it — no matter how honorable its stated purpose. If the proposal would reduce the
size, the reach, or the importance of government, it would be an improvement — no matter what its flaws — because it can’t be worse than what it will replace........":
Excerpted from Harry Browne's : Why Government Doesn't Work
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