Comment: Ira, I sympathize with

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Ira, I sympathize with

Ira,

I sympathize with libertarianism. I basically agree with everything about it. The problem is IMO, unlike the USA, Brazil is not ready, yet, to radically shrink the government.

We still have wide social inequality. There is no opportunity for poor people to climb up the social ladder by themselves, so it is a national consensus that these people need to be taken care of. Only it's been made in a totally wasteful way.

Instead of investing heavily in EDUCATION, RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT our current governemnt chose to sent out checks to poor families so they dont starve, and nothing else.