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The purpose of government

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

The purpose of government is to give us an alternative to killing each other. The purpose of business is to make a profit, usually at somebody else’s expense. If the business is in a position of power their profits can be obscene. If the business is in a weak position they can lose money and go out of business. In theory a business offers something that enriches those who make use of it. In practice some businesses create a dependency that saps all the resources of the rest of the economy. The purpose of government is to give us an alternative to killing the bastards.