Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Theory and Evidence Against Big Government

Here are two excellent videos on the economic theory and evidence regarding the ideal size of government by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity (HT Carpe Diem).

2 comments:

Mdsauns20 said...

What I want to know is why has our goverment been growing so rapidly?

Pedro H. Albuquerque said...

I suppose you could say that, as long as we allow politicians to do it, they will do it because it's in their self-interest (even if not necessarily to the benefit of most of us). Why do we keep electing people that do this? This is harder to explain, but there are good explanations for this too (see for example the literature by Bryan Caplan, you can search for it in some of my prveious posts).