Whenever people complain that cuts to government will lead to terrible things, consider that those services the public really wants will continue. I wrote about proposed cuts in California state parks, which led to private donations and community organizations pitching in to keep them open. Now we see in England that cutbacks to libraries have led to similar results -- private companies and community groups pitching in. Of course, much of what government does is counterproductive or unpopular. Even important programs (roads, schools, etc.) seem to operate mainly for the benefit of those who work for the agencies that provide the services. Private companies and community groups can provide better service because they are freed from union work rules and excessive compensation packages typical in the public sector.
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