rukawa Posted October 22, 2019 Share Posted October 22, 2019 By this I mean goods you could not easily obtain without government of some form and you rely on directly (use them yourself) or indirectly (something you use requires them) - currency - roads - sewage systems, storm drainage and clean water systems - courts and legal system (indirectly) - America's military (I live in Canada) - Police The above are essential and with the exception of clean water and sewage already were provided over 100 years ago when there was no income tax. The following are nice to haves but not essential: - Securities regulations covering report requirements for stocks etc.. - Banking regulations - Food regulations and drug regulations - Only clean air environment regulations..not any other enviro regs - Building codes, fire codes Stuff I don't need from government meaning that I either don't need it or I think I could obtain it in other ways: - public education - healthcare - all anti-discrimination regulations and all Civil Rights laws - all attempts at economic redistribution - Almost all environmental regulations - A pension (this is one others will need but I don't) - Disability laws - Labour laws - Marriage laws & family law - alimony, divorce, child support - Attempts to deal with climate change - Licensing laws - Drug laws - All University funding including R&D - Welfare - Unemployment insurance - Immigration laws - All consumer regulations - Safety regulations - Parks - Libraries - Recreation centers - Affirmative Action - Gun laws - All telecom and media regulations - anti-trust regulation - utility regulation Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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