Effective government requires a balance that addresses the dilemmas related to each point Cal raises. Cal grabs the bull by only 1 horn and fails to give the statesmanship answer. In fact, you can reverse about all of his points, which also can support highly effective government: 1. taxes that are too low, 2. too few regulations, 3. too little spending, 4. too little bureaucracy, etc. To be "highly effective" you must be wise, which means to reconcile each dilemma. Cal is ideological, not wise. Of course, the biggest issue today is corporate special interest government, which is always bad government, and Cal, like so many other ideologues, naively pretends that's not even worth mentioning. He's false to favor bad corp gov.