A government's role is only to provide defense capability and urban infrastructure (road, water supplies...). All other services (education, health, social security) should be provided by private groups or individuals in the community. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words.
The notion of ideal modern society always involves a certain level of independency. Government’s responsibility only revolves around defense and urban infrastructure. They steer clear from anything dealing with individual needs because people are expected to deal with it themselves. This is a very determining matter for society and therefore needs a thoughtful consideration.
Government’s involvement in public service has been considered ineffective for some time. Aside from defying the idea of sought-after society that is comprised by independent, self-supporting people, subsidy also means higher taxes. Most people are not exactly keen with the idea that some strangers are using their hard earned money.
However, the absence of subsidy can also create a major gap in society. Wealthy people will have a guaranteed and secure life, while the underprivileged will continue to strive for healthcare and education. Therefore to ensure decent life for all citizen, it is more beneficial if the government do provide for public services but only to certain extent, namely for people who actually in need.
Furthermore, this can provide a chance for wealthier people to contribute to society. After all, the society they live in is basically the indirect source of their wealth.
Overall, despite the negativity often associated with government’s interference in public services, I believe that this does not apply to every part of society.