On the role of the state and other links

On the role of the state

Both Martin Wolf and Charles Hugh Smith have good essays on government. In many ways this debate goes to philosophical pre-disposition.

My take? See A few thoughts about the limitations of government and A brief philosophical argument about the role of government, stimulus and recession on government’s role. Also see A more in-depth description of how elites maintain status quo ante regarding the nexus of government power and cronyism. I may have more to say later.

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