Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


There is a popular notion that government is needed to solve pressing social problems which exist because of 'free market failures'. This is the fundamental argument upon which government effort  is based. People who believe this contend that social problems like poverty, for example, exists because the market  ignores poor people and can not eradicate poverty. Thus, they tell us, the state must tax and regulate to overcome these market failures and eliminate poverty. 

But who bothers to ask about government failures? Has government eliminated poverty? What problems has it solved? Failures are everywhere to be seen.

For many people, not only is the 'free market' unwilling to care for the weak, but the strong take advantage of the weak who are not able to prosper in an atmosphere of greed and competition. 'The people' need government to work for the 'common good' in the 'public interest'.  

This assumption - that the government taxes and regulates for the common good - is accepted by many as gospel. It is assumed. It is given. It is self evident.  It need not be questioned. After all, 'the people' elect the government. So naturally, the government looks out for the people who allow it to exist. But is this really so?

Few question how well such collective efforts have actually worked. Enough instances of government failure have been reported for some to question this assumption. Indeed, is it not important for us all to question our basic assumptions from time to time?  Perhaps  money in the common treasury is like fish in the common sea - anyone who can will harvest to extinction. 

These pages attempt to help remind folks of such government failures. Here you can read about them. Here you can ask yourself if it is true that government solves problems. Here you can ask yourself if government actually does work for the common goodWhat if the only Common Cause is to exploit others in the name of Public Interest? Here you might  wonder if your taxes are all spent in the common interest and whether giving up your liberties to government regulation  actually solves the problems you expect them to better than the free market. 

Click here to begin to question the value of government. But there is so much more. It turns out the real purpose of government is to rig the system for favors. It has become a benefit distribution tool. Soon there will be little left to distribute because governments at all levels are headed for bankrupty in a politially divided nation. Mountains of money are being created to hide the rot. But it's hard to eat or drink money. The banks can't print bread.

 

 

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