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7 Jul 2009 13:10:00

The failure of big government


"The reality gap - An analysis of the failure of big government" (PDF)

Author: Jill Kirby and others

Publication date: 7 July 2009

The report claims in a variety of policy areas, from the banking crisis to the tragic death of Baby Peter, more government regulation has failed to improve outcomes and has often been more of a hindrance than a help. Big government has also failed to engender more public support for politicians and if anything has had the opposite effect.