It's tempting to think that everything will work out if we downsize the government to a staff of 50 guys to fix highways and a few part-time Coast Guardsmen to keep their eye on Canada. That way companies can focus on creating jobs without costly, needless regulation. Here's the thing, though.
That has totally been tried. And it didn't actually work. I know, I know!
Believe me, I'm as shocked as you guys. But there is evidence: