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Don’t Accuse Me of “Blaming America” When I Blame the Government

Don’t Accuse Me of “Blaming America” When I Blame the Government.
Robert Higgs
January 7, 2011

The government — the collection of politicians, soldiers, hired bureaucrats, and assorted flunkies who devise and carry out U.S. policies — makes mistakes. Of course, many of the actions and policies that sooner or later are generally regarded as mistakes were not mistakes at all, but merely actions and policies that, contrary to official declarations, did not serve the general public’s interests, although they served well enough the interests of key government officials and their major supporters. But set aside that class of actions. The government makes mistakes even in its attempts to attain objectives it truly seeks to attain. It cannot help but make such mistakes because its decision-makers have limited information, often poor judgment, biases of various sorts in the evaluation of information they do possess, and other shortcomings too numerous to recite.

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