Interventionism does not work because it misallocates resources in the economy. More importantly, it disturbs, distorts, and destroys the corrective process whereby market actors reallocate resources back into a sustainable framework.
In 2020, federal spending grew year-over-year at the highest rate since the Korean War. But state and local spending growth flatlined. Why? The answer lies with the Federal Reserve and how the feds can spend and borrow a lot more than any state.
One big problem a government police force must always face is: What laws really to enforce? Police departments are theoretically faced with the absolute injunction, “enforce all laws,” but in practice scarcity means only some laws are enforced. Which ones?
Countless Americans have been repeatedly told to “follow the science,” supposedly to prove they are not obstinately closed-minded. But the main purpose of it all was just to open people’s minds to what government bureaucrats wanted.
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.