“Regardless of where you may stand on the political spectrum, there is, no doubt, some government program you think should not be funded to the extent that it is, or should not even exist. So why is so difficult to reduce or abolish seemingly anything the government currently does?
The answer is found in the logic and dynamics of the political process and the interconnected “iron triangle” of politicians, bureaucrats and special interest groups. Understanding the how and why each of these groups’ actions explains much about the current political climate and consequences of modern democratic politics.
Escaping from this political spider’s web of power, plunder, and privilege requires going outside of the prevailing ideological and public policy box, and restoring a political philosophical environment that emphasizes individual liberty, free markets and a constitutionally limited government.”