The belief that extension of government serves the people’s interests

Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 22.13.03This is most sincerely held by the public sector millionaires who have emerged in recent years. If these enviably wealthy men and women, writes Dalrymple,

have served the public sector well, it can also be said that the public sector has served them very well….I have never heard them argue in favour of anything but increased public expenditure, including on their own departments, for the benefit of humanity.

For instance,

I have never seen any declaration of conflict of interest in a medical journal by a government-employed scientist whose work implies, calls for, or suggests an increase in governmental outlays.

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