From the “Government is Good” blog:
Ask yourself this question: “What has government done for me lately?” If you are like most Americans, you will probably answer: “Not much.” Surveys show that 52% of Americans believe that “government programs have not really helped me and my family.” But let’s see if that is really true. Let’s examine a typical day in the life of an average middle-class American and try to identify some of the ways that government improves that person’s life during that 24-hour period.
The post goes on to explain how government regulation affects nearly every aspect of our daily lives. I posted this last year in class and got some interesting responses. Do you agree? Disagree? There is a raging ideological battle right now given the financial crisis whether the government regulates too much or not enough. Where do you stand?