The Truth About Big Government

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[2:20] In order for governments to grow you need problems, problems that need fixing. This is the pressure from above, problems that weigh down on society. The pressure from below is a populace demanding solutions to these problems.

[3:46] What happens if there are genuinely no crisis facing society? How does a politician get elected. We must face the reality that governments and those they govern have different interests.
Individuals want a completely problem-free society with as little interference in their lives as possible. They do not like to pay taxes but ultimately concede them as the necessary price for peace.
For a politician a no-problem society could cost them their election platform and even their jobs.

Likewise, government bureaucrats have a vested interest in as many problems as possible. For a public servant, a problem ultimately means an increase in funding for more staff and resources which makes his job a lot easier. …

And now it becomes clear how government becomes bigger: Problem – Reaction – Solution.

Create a PROBLEM. Solicit a REACTION. Offer a SOLUTION expanding government.

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David John Marotta is the Founder and President of Marotta Wealth Management. He played for the State Department chess team at age 11, graduated from Stanford, taught Computer and Information Science, and still loves math and strategy games. In addition to his financial writing, David is a co-author of The Haunting of Bob Cratchit.