When people ask me why I mock government for being a slovenly, bloated, and malicious entity, I’m sometimes not sure what to say.
Do I give them examples of corrupt corporate welfare?
Do I share instances of government thuggery?
Do I direct them to preposterous examples of waste?
Do I show them details about an insanely complex tax code?
Do I enlighten them about sleazy insider behavior by the political elite?
The short answer is that I’m never sure what to say, which is why I oftentimes resort instead to utilitarian arguments in which I show that nations with smaller public sectors out-perform countries with larger levels of taxation, spending, regulation, and intervention.
By Daniel J. Mitchell – Townhall.com –