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Why Politicians and Bureaucrats Choose Politics over Sound Economics

April 12, 2024

We are taught from a very young age; “Government works for you”, or “the Government is the embodiment of the populous.” We accept these slogans blindly and carry on day to day. However, reality does not match up with these catch phrases. This is painfully clear when looking at the incentives that face these officeholders. After examining just a few, it’s clear we ought to adopt slogans that align with reality like, “the Government works for themselves.”The Big misconception of governmentBefore exploring these incentives, we must first realize, incentives are crucial in understanding human behavior. Even the most determined individual will not work toward a goal if there is no incentive to do so. Therefore, it is fair to say incentives are the catalysts for

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