A simple question for thought and response

governmentI was at a meeting last week in Manchester and on the wall where we were meeting was this simple question:

What if Government didn’t do it?

In other words, what if Government had never taken up to do a certain task (or set of them)?  I’d be interested to see what you think.

Then let me ask what could be a rather open ended question:

Why should Government (with a nod to de Tocqueville) be doing it?

Have at it!