Jag har som sagt mer och mer börjat känna att lilla Sverige har alla möjligheter att åtminstone vara ett högskattelibertarianskt paradis, medan USA är oåterkalleligen förlorat. En av anledningarna:
The main reason I find it plausible that our government spends money more stupidly than other countries is that we have such high ratios of spending per legislator and voters per legislator. My thinking is that in Sweden or Denmark if voters see stupid spending they can do something about it. Here, you really can’t. The central government is way too remote, and the likelihood that a Congressperson will be punished by the voters because they do not like a particular program is very low. That probability is made lower by the fact that Congress tends to roll lots of spending into enormous bills, so nobody knows what is in them.