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Motivators of Government

What motivates Government?

Emotions. Enacting coercive measures is seen as “doing something” about a social problem and is depicted as being morally superior to “doing nothing.”

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“What can ‘public interest’ possibly mean? If one large group of people wants a new road, but another is violently opposed and wants lower taxes instead, while a third thinks the money should be spent on defence, a fourth on hospitals and a fifth wishes the money to be split between welfare and education, it is plainly impossible to translate those clashing opinions into any sensible policy that represents the ‘public interest’.

   --  Dr Eamonn Butler

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