Government Structure Causes Corruption

I wrote my most recent column at the Old Gold & Black about the corruption that arises as a result of the incentive structure created by government.

Governments habitually do many despicable things. Whether it be declarations of war, debasement of currencies or imprisonment of those who have committed no real crimes, these patterns seem to hold fairly steady when just about any government throughout history is critically analyzed. However, it gets us nowhere to simply say “government is bad” or “I am anti-government.” Instead, we must endeavor to understand why governments habitually act in this manner, in order to, hopefully, alter their structure to be less prone to commit such actions. 

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