While this case study is based on the US and it’s spluttering economic budget, the basic concepts that underpin Professor Antony Davies’ argument are perfectly transferrable to the situation that Australia is fast finding itself in.

Professor Antony Davies argues that there are not specific cuts that will enable government to balance the budget. He says, “Nothing less than a redesign will solve this problem.”

That redesign should begin by determining what the proper role of government is. I believe that small, effective government is essential for our society moving forward.

Hulking behemoth, omni-present governments that do everything for the people is an outdated concept from previous centuries that sells short the basic human drive to look after oneself.

But not everyone wants to look after themselves, do they?  That would require personal effort and responsibility.

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