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The Reverse Midas Touch of Government

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 4:33 PM
If James Madison, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, et al, feared government – particularly a democracy – that’s a good enough reason for me. For you doubters: Google “Death by Government” – R. J. Rummel

Since I’m an out-of-the-closet libertarian, it goes without saying that I’m not favorably disposed to government intervention. As far as I’m concerned, Washington’s an inherently corrupt town filled with people seeking unearned wealth.

But even if I didn’t have any underlying philosophical or moral principles, I think I would still favor small government.

Why? Because just about everything government does turns into a bloody cluster-you-know-what, so there’s also a utilitarian case for libertarianism.

I discuss the reverse Midas touch of government with John Stossel.

The theme of Stossel’s show, by the way, was looking at how...