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Title: Paul Pelosi Is Attacked, So Naturally the Capitol Police Want More Money
Source: Ludwig Von Mises Institute
URL Source: https://mises.org/wire/paul-pelosi- ... capitol-police-want-more-money
Published: Dec 7, 2022
Author: Benjamin Seevers
Post Date: 2022-12-07 19:23:00 by Charles_Byrd
Keywords: None
Views: 27

Never let a good crisis go to waste. This has been the organizing principle of the political elite during the turmoil, both real and manufactured, of the past couple of years. The federal government, using pandemic-induced fear, expanded tremendously during this time frame (read more on that here and here).

This is indicative of a wider problem with bureaucracy called budget maximization. Bureaucrats act to maximize their respective budgets to obtain more power. This is more than likely a main driver of the massive budget deficits the federal government has been running over the past three fiscal years. Bureaucracies use excuses such as rising crime and increased deaths. To justify their requests for more funding to the public and their representatives. This idea was pioneered by William Niskanen in his 1968 paper “The Peculiar Economics of Bureaucracy,” which cited bureaucracies as a major driver of government growth.

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