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    In your opinion, what is more beneficial for social relations and the economy?
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    (Original post by Iron Lady)
    In your opinion, what is more beneficial for social relations and the economy?
    The bigger the government the :

    more waste (G4S scandal)
    more corruption and misuse of public funds (i.e expenses scandal)
    Higher taxes
    lower sustainable growth
    Higher national debt
    less free the citizens in the country (think nazi Germany or USSR)
    Less free the press

    Remember absolute power corrupts
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    (Original post by Iron Lady)
    In your opinion, what is more beneficial for social relations and the economy?
    Complete no brainer....
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    Westminster is packed at the moment.
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    (Original post by Iron Lady)
    In your opinion, what is more beneficial for social relations and the economy?
    In my opinion, I would say that big government would be beneficial for social relations (such as spending on education, health, welfare etc.) whereas small government would be beneficial for the economy (such as lower taxes, less regulation etc.).

    So if we're looking for a government which is beneficial for social relations and the economy, a medium sized government would probably be the best. In my opinion of course.
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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    In my opinion, I would say that big government would be beneficial for social relations (such as spending on education, health, welfare etc.) whereas small government would be beneficial for the economy (such as lower taxes, less regulation etc.).

    So if we're looking for a government which is beneficial for social relations and the economy, a medium sized government would probably be the best. In my opinion of course.
    Big government failed Nazi Germany and the USSR in every way loool
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    Big/small is subjective

    Also can we stop using "government" as a synonym for "public sector"
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    Westminster is packed at the moment.
    Can't get shifted at the moment. Just got to look at primeministers questions... Like a cattle market.
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    Why are we using Nazi Germany and USSR as examples of failed 'large governments' - how long ago was that? The world is a different place now.
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    (Original post by Redolent)
    Big/small is subjective

    Also can we stop using "government" as a synonym for "public sector"
    no....
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    The government should be the size needed to adequately fulfill the functions required of it at an expense proportional to the benefits. Where this is is a matter of debate and whilst I have my own opinions about it I don't understand why people select a rate whilst having insufficient knowledge to justify their conviction...
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    I hate all government, the smaller the better. They have too much power and just wish to control our lives, a smaller government therefore, generally speaking, would have less control.
 
 
 
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