A Means to an End

a-means-to-an-endFolks need to understand that government is a means to an end. The gap between what people expect government to do and what it actually does is huge. No doubt there is a degree of benefit in terms of protection and reasonable laws. The cost is enormous because the opportunities for personal gain are are so plentiful. Keep your eyes on the growing enthusiasm for governments to band together and “fix” climate change. It matters not what initial intentions are. The phenomenon of global warning represents one of history’s biggest opportunities to profit from the private use of government to extract income and power out of the world’s population.  Any actual threat from climate change pales when compared to the damage that will be done by attempting to use government to solve the problem. Government is in fact a means to an end and will be used for that purpose, regardless of citizens expect.

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James Quillian is an independent scholar,free market economist, teacher of natural law, teacher and originator of the Fantasy Free approach to economics. James Quillian does not believe lies. Contact: news@quillian.net
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Jean Taylor
4 years ago

Spot on. Here’s a Reuters article explaining that big businesses are anxious for some carbon emissions fee or tax. Sounds crazy until you stop to think a bit. Large businesses are much more able to absorb regulatory demands and taxes, which provides a lovely advantage over smaller, less powerful competitors. They could not do that on their own, only with the force of government behind them. But by all means, let’s raise the minimum wage to solve inequality. That’ll do the trick for sure.