February 9, 2011

Why Big Government Doesn’t Work

The latest video released by the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation (CF&P) highlights the “four reasons why big government is bad government.” This is the eleventh video of CF&P’s Economics 101 series, which is designed to explain free market concepts, with particular emphasis on reaching students and young people.

In short, the video explains that excessive government spending:
  1. crowds out private growth
  2. requires destructive levels of taxation
  3. created deficits and a massive debt
  4. violates the Constitutional prescription of limited government.
Needless to say, this is also the path which led to the fiscal collapse of some European welfare states.


  1. This is a message that needs to get repeated as often as possible so we can loosen the grip Statists have on our lives. It never ceases to amaze me that Statism, Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism (a socialist party) all have a 100% failure rate, and achieved those failures through genocide, murder, imprisonment, antisemitism, slavery, war, and the complete impoverishment of citizens to enrich the political class.

  2. Didn't mention in my previous note that the amazing part is that millions of people want a top down, humanity destroying kind of government, vote for it, and are willing to submit to the State.