With Government, The Poison Is The Dose

Let’s look at the Rahn Curve.

It tells us that a government should ideally absorb a certain percentage of the GDP of its nation, because the bigger a country gets, the more governing is usually required.

And that’s pretty reasonable – if you have a million more people doing stuff (for example) you might need a thousand more police officers, right?

The Rahn Curve says that a government shouldn’t get too small – if it absorbs less than 15% of its nation’s GDP, it starts to become too small to keep order and the place peacefully ticking over.…

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