Governmental Incompetence = X2
Big government is predicated on implied competence and efficiency. But that is mathematically impossible because governmental incompetence is exponential. I know this because I took math and math is hard.
The level of incompetence in any governmental organization is the square of the number of incompetent people working in that organization. A governmental organization with one incompetent in it is level 1 (1×1 squared) But if there are two incompetents the level rises to 4 (2×2).
Half of all people are below average in intelligence. (Yes, I know that’s really mean.) Incompetent people aren’t necessarily stupid. They can be incompetent for lots of reasons. The larger the organization, the more likely you will have incompetent people in it. Big governments always have lots of incompetents working in them.
The problem with incompetent people isn’t just that they are incompetent. The worst part is that their incompetence prevents other people from being competent. This is especially true when the boss is incompetent.
Private organizations don’t have the same problem even though they have to deal with incompetents too. That’s because they fire people who fuck up.
Modern progressivism is based on the premise that incompetence can be eliminated but there is no historical or factual basis for this belief. That is why progressivism is a quasi-religious pseudoscience like astrology or phrenology.