34th Liberty Discussion on the Optimal Size of Government

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Can we determine the optimal size of government?’ reads our latest reader for the 34th Liberty Discussion Series to be hosted by Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation on 29th January, 2016 at Gaia Restaurant, Thamel beginning 5.30 p.m. until 7.o0 p.m.

Those interested to attend the event can find the aforementioned reader here! 

…..measures of economic freedom more closely relate to per capita GDP than do simple measures of government spending. The evidence shows that governments are generally larger than optimal, but because the available data include primarily countries whose governments are too large, it cannot plausibly say what the ideal size of government is. The data can realistically only say that smaller governments are better, and suggest that the optimal size of government is smaller than what we observe today.

As always, how we roll during the discussion is the same. It is a pre-requisite to read the articles to sit in the discussion. We will begin by hearing from everyone what is his/her favorite line/idea in the whole article. So please highlight your favorite lines as you go through the article.Then we will move on to talk about things you did not like/do not agree with and raise the points you would like to discuss.

As there is a larger pool of invitation going out, the maximum we can accommodate is 12 people. So a confirmation email from your side would help us with the arrangements. If your time allows and you are willing to come to the discussion, please simply write a one-liner and send it to akash@samriddhi.org or at 9841442433.

We look forward to a lively discussion as always!