At a conservative guess, there are some 100 or more major government regulators working on behalf of the government which have no real responsibilities and whose numbers are increasing all the time.
In his pre-budget report of 2004, Gordon Brown told parliament that “Britain was enjoying the longest period of sustained economic growth for more than 100 years”. By 17 March in his actual Budget speech, he “corrected” this to “more than 200 years”. A year later he “corrected” it again, telling us that “Britain is today experiencing the longest period of sustained economic growth since records began in the year 1701”.
Terry Arthur overhears a conversation about the Pensions Commission.
Terry Arthur's previous article contended that if a free society is to survive, big government must be cut down to size as soon as possible, starting with the return to the private sector of the NHS, State Education, and the Welfare State.
The Daily Telegraph headline on 5th August disclosed that “ministers are pressing ahead with a £1bn online voucher system that will benefit 2.5m households. However, about 1.2m who choose to stay at home to look after their children will not be eligible for help”.
Terry Arthur ponders that, like most of government creations, it will be a monopoly, "in business largely to stop other businesses getting together to share economies of scale".
Terry Arthur explains why a John Lewis economy would prove detrimental to business growth.
Does the government really care about "we the people?" Terry Arthur expands on the examples of the racket which is big government.
Terry Arthur explains how the government shifts blame onto others – and that it's not businesses which use bribery as a matter of routine.