Trudeau Wants A Bigger Government, But He Can’t Even Run The One He’s Got

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Consequences for failure are one of the most important things for any civilization. And I’m not talking about draconian punishment here, but about simply acknowledging the reality that failure has consequences. Indeed, in the greatest period of innovation in the Western world, failure was neither hidden, nor was it permanent. People would go bankrupt, lose it all, but then have the opportunity to start over based on what they had learned. Many of the great inventors failed over and over again, using each failure to further move towards success. But none of that would have happened if they hadn’t been allowed to fail in the first place. Increasingly however, the pace of economic growth in the Western world is slowing, and a key reason for that is the expansion of government, and the related withdrawal of failure for the elites.