The following piece from Nicholas Snow puts into perspective the game of government. By that, I mean government is unable to do something for you that they have not done first against someone else. Government has no money and produces nothing. Anything it has it has taken via coercion from some productive member of society.
The call for government action continues to grow. More and more we hear, “We need more jobs,” “we need better highways,” “we needaffordable health care,” etc. And it is the government who needs to provide these “needs.” But just who is supposed to pay for theseneeds? In short, we do. In today’s document, November 28, 1955 Business Tides column article “The Fourth Dimension,” Henry Hazlitt explains the delusion most people have towards government spending.
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