Jeffrey Tucker interviews Gary Galles, author of a new book on the failings of public policy. After long career noting government failure, he began to detect the patterns to the point that he could anticipate the counterproductive effects of policies before they were even tried. His book is his guide to helping people see and understand the case for liberty and against intervention.

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  • Since humans are subjective it is impossible for arbitrary regulation to serve the individuals; which is exactly why self-regulation is condemned by the interventionists. Interventionists are serving themselves at the expense of individuals and their arbitrary regulations are not only scientifically invalid (since humans are subjective) but they enrich the interventionists and their friends at the expense of everyone else. Interventionism is the manifestation of statism which is also a type of socialism. It is a scourge to human civilization.

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  • It can be a challenge to keep up with all the taxes one needs to pay throughout the year, and than to deal with all the paperwork that needs to be filed can be frustrating. What would be a good way to simplify the Tax Code? Below is a list of some of the taxes that we the people need to pay, or at least we experience their effects at one time or another. -Medicare, Medicare, Social Security, Federal Inocme Tax, State tax, Local Tax, Corporate tax, Sales Tax, Property Tax, estate tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, gift tax, tariffs on imports and exports, etc. Would a simple flat or consumption tax do the trick?

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  • I’ve just recently blogged about Insidious Government Encroachment which I believe would provide the basis on a useful discussion here.   I’d be interested and hearing the views and experiences of others from this group.

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  • How do you think a non-aggressionist should think about what is happening in the Ukraine?

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  • Thoughts?

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