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You seem to assume there's no correlation between the size of the state relative to the economy and the quality of services provided by the state in a functionning democracy.

It seems obvious to me that in countries where the "state is evil" mantra has led to a reduction of the state share, people care less about what the state does and so the state becomes really incompetent at about everything it does (and corrupted).

Look at voter participation rates.

by Laurent GUERBY on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 04:52:48 PM EST
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