When one is in office one has no idea how damnable things can feel to the ordinary rank and profile of the public – Sir Winston Churchill
Government isn’t the solution; government is the problem – Old slogan of the Libertarian Party of the USA
Feeling good about the government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there – P.J. O’Rourke
Why do governments perform poorly? Why do government actions have consequences which are the opposite of the intended objectives? Why are government forays into business abysmal failures? Why is the government record pathetic in controlling crime and terrorism? Why when the government administers justice, the horrendous delays negate the concept of justice? Why are government budgets perpetually in deficit and countries eternally in debt? Why are governments constantly looking for increased revenues and forever increasing taxes? Why are government actions hallmarks of ineptitude and inefficiency? Why is corruption endemic?….Why?
On the face of it, economic freedom is a simple concept. However, it encompasses every aspect of an individual’s life. Economic freedom defines the standard of living and has a significant influence on the quality of life.
There is a trend of period movies in Bollywood this season! Directors and producers are lining up to recreate the magic of the golden age of the 70s and the 80s. From ‘The Dirty Picture’ to ‘Once upon a time in Mumbai’, it’s raining period movies all around. In keeping with this trend, you are about to be taken back in time to reminiscence how life was for the common man in these decades. You will also have a more substantial idea of how markets functioned and what it meant for the people of India, Bollywood ishtyle!
Gambling in India seems to have a negative connotation. The very mention of the word conjures up images of people losing their life’s earnings (and even their wife… courtesy The Mahabharata). Gambling is perceived as an addiction that could lead to misery. Is that what gambling is all about?