All In This Together: The Big State

The Big State. It takes care of us. Schools, police, the NHS, pensions and benefits: we all pay our taxes so we can share the public services we need. It doesn’t always work perfectly, but if we’re All In This Together it’s far better than letting people fall through the net.

But what happens when the State gets too Big? What happens when the ones making the decisions on our behalf and for our benefit become too distant from the people they serve, and don’t really understand our needs properly? Not only do we end up paying too much, but the result is that the State intervenes in our lives in ways that are unhelpful and reduce our freedom.

Visiting the pub for a consolatory pint at the end of a miserable day, Dave is about to find out that being All In This Together sometimes means you don’t get a say at all.

 

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August, 2013

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