How Government Grows

Here is the political scenario I see: Labor gets their acolytes in government to pass legislation that ties the hands of business and making business weaker, labor stronger, also making government larger and stronger in that it has another law to enforce.

Business then has its acolytes pass a law that ties the hands of labor, making business stronger, labor weaker, and government stronger because it has another law to enforce.

Then, as computer programmers say, “loop,” — meaning do it again.

While both business and labor are then happier in that they have an occasional victory over their putative opponent, in each case — but in every case — government has grown, become more powerful and grows the bureaucracy to enforce more laws.

This ratchet mechanism is ONE of the reasons that labor and business are both weaker compared to government — which each has worked to make stronger.

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