Government failure is the brother of market failure, and the reason we have a market at all. There are some things Government cannot do well.
Government provides solutions for things that are not problems.
Informal organisation is important in societies . State control destroys this.
I do see a perception from a few here that government must somehow be a part of a solution. "How insidious the detrimental parasite that convinces the host of its necessity".
We have a ponzi economy, like madoffs company, seems fine for a long time, but really the forces of destruction are building.
Governments and govt departments traffic in human misery
Then they expect us to trust them when they make regulation.
The right to contract is the foundation of the economic system. If we knew that the the other party in the contract would not comply because of government intervention, the contract would be useless.
They can't pave the roads, they can't stop drug use, they can't wrap up Afghanistan or Iraq, they can't control the climate of the Earth and cow farts, they can't check every home for efficient light-bulbs and proper fixtures, they can't make sure everyone is healthy, they cannot manage the economy, but this is what they are attempting to do all at the same time
Those in government suffer a knowledge problem and an incentive problem when it comes to designing intervention. Even if the intentions behind general well-being policies are benevolent, how will the government know what aspects of well being to maximise and by how much? In addition Government officials face perverse incentives in both designing and implementing policies
It means narrowly focused special interests can successfully have their agendas passed and legislators garner support for these groups in exchange for supporting future votes benefiting other narrow interests.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/9591403/We-cant-have-Sir-Jeremys-running-the-Civil-Service.html Government incompetence
Failure to tackle immigration http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24858574