The federal government collects a lot more in taxes than the state governments do. And the feds also spend a lot more. This tells us a lot about how the federal government came to dominate all political systems in America.
The "trickle down" effect is real in how capitalists are motivated to expand affordability of their products and services. Mobile phones and air travel were once just luxuries enjoyed by a select few, but are now widely affordable.
Why have prices of building materials soared while consumer prices are relatively stable? This is easier to understand once we reject the myth of monetary neutrality and see how price inflation enters the market in different ways.
The creation and enforcement of fiat money enables larger and more centralized government. Large government programs become possible that were not possible or sustainable under a market-chosen, sound money standard.
Just over twenty-four years ago the Surgery Center of Oklahoma began with a simple mission: deliver the highest quality of care at a reasonable and posted price. They've since faced many obstacles from Uncle Sam and his healthcare cronies.
It's fairly easy to destroy the spontaneously created institutions and groups that make up a well-functioning society. But it is nearly impossible to rebuild them once they're destroyed by central planners.