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Anti-poverty programs pushed by social democrats have enabled ever higher levels of corruption as bigger government programs mean the ultra-rich can skim more off the top.
The differences between government stats and reality are a problem, especially since these estimates are used to make policy.
Brazilian authorities here are discontented with our rising skepticism of the state — and they are willing to silence the dissidents.
Italian politicians are thinking "full speed ahead" when it comes to debt and devaluing the currency. And it's becoming harder for the EU to contain the possible fallout.
Given the loose standards and high default rates that plague the student loan machine, the federal government might as well just be handing out credit cards so everyone can buy more stuff with subsidized loans.
Keynes once suggested that "the Government should have people dig up holes and then fill them up.” The UBI is the same thing, but we just skip the digging.
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Many still to this day will not admit that the devastation witnessed in Venezuela is a problem inherent to socialism.
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The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.