Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

The size of government is a convenient slogan that has nothing to do with the issues. The real questions are:

  • Targeted purposes: What areas of society should be government be responsible for regulating?
  • Methods: What should be the goals and methods of that regulation?
  • Effectiveness: Are the goals being achieved in a way that benefits society?
  • Efficiency: Is the return worth the costs?

Few would argue whether government is necessary in providing for defense, food and water safety, law promulgation and enforcement, protection of rights and many other aspects of life. Simply growing or shrinking the size of government does nothing to ensure the resources of government are targeted toward the best goals and methods and toward maximizing net benefits to individuals and society overall. The size of government will find its own rational balance if we address government authority using the four points above.

"Misdirection is the key element. We can create a space where we give them something to look at to take their mind away from what they really should be seeing." ― Chris Conti

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