Big Daddy Government Is out of Date
Prowse, Michael, The Independent (London, England)
A decade ago I believed you could not be a compassionate, caring person unless you believed in big government. For me, as for many others, government and compassion were synonymous. I accepted that market forces had some uses in promoting economic efficiency. But I thought the government had to intervene in countless ways to prevent "market failure". And I believed it had a duty to redistribute resources on a massive scale to ensure social justice. I subscribed, in short, to policies now known as "new Labour".
Such views now strike me as entirely natural for somebody brought up in a welfare state. Like many in my generation I enjoyed free education (at university as well …
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