Germany has 5 million people unemployed. Our markets are “overregulated.” Our competitiveness is “self-limiting,” strangling itself in a “corset of consensus between management and labor.” Our social safety net, though unsustainably expensive, has become “a sacred cow.”
- it goes beyond the basic five functions of government, as outlined in the Constitution
- in doing so, it usurps the authority and responsibilities of the other spheres of government(business, church/community, family, and self governments) – specifically
- the parent’s responsibility to educate their children (family govt)
- the individual and family responsibility to provide for their own housing and food and child care
However, I do think that education and health care call for hybrid models that combine government and private involvement – but the socialized programs lean too much towards government involvement, which is their main error, IMO.