***Check out this piece by Charles Koch. Yes, THAT Charles Koch, the one savaged by the Left. It's okay to be rich and liberal, it's a crime to be rich and Republican. That's just the way it is. Here's a little truth, something you certainly won't get out of your everyday, run-of-the-mill liberal publication or news show.
Nations with the greatest degree of economic freedom tend to have citizens who are much better off in every way.
No centralized government, no matter how big, how smart or how powerful, can effectively and efficiently control much of society in a beneficial way. On the contrary, big governments are inherently inefficient and harmful.
And yet, the tendency of our own government here in the U.S. has been to grow bigger and bigger, controlling more and more. This is why America keeps dropping in the annual ranking of economic freedom.