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Smaller Government in all countries around the world

Is there a way we can rationally and gradually shrink all governments in countries all over the world and reduce them to providing protection on national level and let the local take care of their own problems and seek help from other local governments?

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  • Feb 20 2013: Very simple answer: sure, you could elect such a government in virtually every modern country in the next election cycle.

    The issue is not that it could be done, it is that in most countries the culture of greed and entitlement allows the many to rob the few at the ballot box. Western Europe is already in the great slide to socialist destruction. America is also likely over the tipping point and will be joining them soon. Russia is rife with unstoppable corruption and Japan with a hopeless and helpless bureaucracy that is endemic to their collectivist culture. India has corruption like Russia and a clanking bureaucracy that has all the worst aspects of British civil service. China is expanding largely based on the greed of the Western world. It will remain to be seen if they can create a middle class that will allow them to self sustain. Africa is a non-issue. The is no culture there that is capable of anything but perpetual corruption and war.

    In short, no. The size of government is driven by collective greed. And the one thing that is ever present in the human heart is greed.

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