10 reasons why we need a government

16 Mar

As one of teh internets many bedroom-bound pseudo libertarians, I thought it would be a good challenge to outline 10 reasons why – in a maybe not exhaustive list – we need a government…

1. The speed limit outside your home
2. The age limit on alcohol
3. Schools
4. Hospitals (I pay for private healthcare, but that’s my *choice* – I don’t mind contributing to your well-being, trusting you’re not a smoking lard-factory)
5. Care workers (yeah, they get it wrong occasionally, who doesn’t?)
6. Property rights
7. Defence (if not wars of opportunity)
8. Maternity pay
9. Advertising standards
10. The Food Standards Agency

10.1 Radio Four

There. I did it.

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6 Responses to “10 reasons why we need a government”

  1. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am #

    I’d get rid of #1, or change it to standardised driving tests. If I ruled the world, the driving test would be even harder, and it would be much easier to lose your license, but we’d have decent public transport.In exchange for that I’d get rid of speed limits completely. With the proviso that if you have a crash, and somebody dies, it’s treated as manslaughter or murder, and you have a very long time in jail ahead of you for not paying attention.

  2. andrew@skuds.co.uk November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am #

    The old bill?Old age pensions?

  3. jennie.rigg@googlemail.com November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am #

    I’d get rid of #1, or change it to standardised driving tests. If I ruled the world, the driving test would be even harder, and it would be much easier to lose your license, but we’d have decent public transport.In exchange for that I’d get rid of speed limits completely. With the proviso that if you have a crash, and somebody dies, it’s treated as manslaughter or murder, and you have a very long time in jail ahead of you for not paying attention.

  4. andrew@skuds.co.uk November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am #

    The old bill?Old age pensions?

  5. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    10.2 Building regs. Anyone?

  6. aaronsheath@gmail.com March 16, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    10.2 Building regs. Anyone?

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