The idea that we want the smallest amount of government to get the job done.
Science, technology, and innovation are constantly changing the boundaries of society.
What minimal government services looked like in 1776 is very different from what minimal government services looked like in 1976 and also different from 2016.
In modern developed cities and towns electricity is a vital service.
Insulin is a vital medication for me. Without it, I die in days.
Should these vital services be “protected” by the government in today’s world?
And if so, what does a “protected service” look like and what is the minimal amount of government to provide that service?