There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

This is why we need to be leery of government.

It’s not because government is always “evil”.  It’s not because all people working in government are self absorbed power hungry influence brokers.  It’s not because of man’s natural desire to rule their own world; whatever world that is.

Now, to be sure, some or all of that exists, but the vast majority of the people who make up government are honest hard working folks.

The problem with government is that it creates the wrong incentives.

And the North Carolina State Parks is no exception.

The goal is noble.  The state wants to provide world class outdoor recreation areas for free.  And in large measure, it succeeds.  The parks in North Carolina are some of the finest I’ve seen outside Minnesota [heh heh] and the system is free.

Totally 100% free.

The problem with government?  In time, it is going to see the service that it provides as an expense, not a product.  And because it’s an expense, it’s going to try to reduce it to the extent they can.

And they do.

And this sums it up:

This is why I fear government controlled health care.


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