Biden’s first budget aims to herald a new era of big government
That’s it, right there. Channelling the lives of 330 million people through Wash DC works about as well as channelling the vaccines for 450 million through Brussels does.
There are places that have more government, entirely true. But Sweden, Denmark and such places channel it through the smallest political unit – respectively the county or commune – rather than the largest. Which is, because of Bjorn’s Beer, why they work. This essential concept being rather simple. If Bjorn is the guy who collects and spends the tax money, you’re in small enough polity that you know where Bjorn has his Friday night beer, then the tax collected is going to be spent on things that the taxpayers don’t mob Bjorn’s Beer over.
It’s entirely possible to have more government, it’s even – possibly and maybe – possible that this will lead to a better world. But it has to be more small government, not more big.