Casting my mind back to 2008 I was a foaming libertarian. Were it not for the corrective educational influence of my father I would, to this day, be reading the likes of Tim Worstall and not be utterly appalled at the man’s stupidity. Life was much simpler then. The answer to every problem was simply “less government”.
It might actually be worth a slight ponder upon what I do say. Which isn’t that the answer is simply less government. Rather, the interesting and important question is when, actually, is the answer government? There are most certainly times that it is, after all.