Anyone who regularly navigates between the private marketplace and the world of government and politics is bound to notice the flexibility, choice, and efficiency offered by the first and the corruption, stagnation, and inefficiency on display in the second. The marketplace is an arena of endless choices among products and services tailored to individual preferences, while governments take advantage of their monopolistic power to offer second-rate services at prohibitive prices. In the private marketplace, companies that do not deliver the goods will soon be out of business, unless they can arrange a subsidy from the government, but in the public sphere citizens have few such choices. They are more or less stuck with their governments and have little capacity to change them in fundamental ways.

That is all about to change according to Kevin D. Williamson, author of this provocative new book, The End is...


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