It's Easier Defending Liberty These Days
Take jobs for example. How many "jobs" programs and training and reeducation schemes do the central planners have to foist upon us before we're all out of work? Government doesn't create jobs. Not even one. Every seized tax dollar spent paying for a bureaucrat is exactly one dollar not spent paying for a private employee. So there has never been any net job creation by government. However, government can dictate the individuals who will get a job. But that decision is always based on the political rather than the practical. You don't need a census to figure that out. So if government doesn't make the jobs what are they good for and where do jobs come from?
Well I'm glad I asked. Jobs come from individuals mixing their labor freely with the earth to aid in the creation of wealth. Before going further you must have a keen understanding that wealth is anything and everything that humans either need or want to live a civilized modern life...period. So we need no further debate on the make up of wealth. It's anything an individual is willing to pay for. Government should be more like an umpire in the baseball game of life. When something goes wrong in society as complained by the individual or perhaps a group, a government should be the one calling the balls and strikes then deciding who's the one out in a Court of Law that strictly adheres to the Constitution. If you want to see an ugly game then have the government calling the game while running the bases too like we have today.
So if high paying jobs with sweet benefits are a good thing where can we get some more of them? Again, I'm glad I asked. Only one social condition has ever forced these twin pillars of the well compensated employee broadly across the entire economic landscape. You must have more jobs than people to fill them. It seems simple enough but most folks don't realize it. It is supply and demand. I've seen it happen with my own eyes during the 1990's and the computer revolution. Suddenly, because of the PC, millions of new jobs were created. Pay and benefits climbed as a result until the government figured out way to strangle the new techno baby in the cradle with tax and regulation.
It's a moot point to debate whether federal regulation was necessary or not in the past. It is a totally unnecessary job killer now. That's because with coops and consumer unions organized over the Internet working in partnership with state and local Courts, the individual would receive far better justice than currently with our Soviet centrally planned federal model. These Keystone Commissars have just about strangled the economy to death and must be swept aside very soon. I suggest next November.
With more jobs than enough people to fill the positions, the salaries and benefits must go up as employers compete against one another for workers. Wouldn't that be better than all of us fighting each other for not enough position to fill?