Comment: No easy answers...

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No easy answers...

On the one hand, you've gotta do what you've gotta do to eat, feed your family, and survive. In some areas, and this is becoming more widespread, gov't employment is the only game in town. Sustainable, right? On the other hand, if you are a libertarian or similarly inclined politically you will reek of hypocrisy for the entire tenure of your employment every time you rail against big gov't, taxes, deficits, debt, inflation. In fact, such speech will probably lead to the termination of your employment sooner rather than later. Did someone say "insider threat" or something about biting the hand that feeds and/or it is impossible to get a man to know something when his salary depends on not knowing it. Same goes with gov't bennies and refundable tax credits beyond what you owe. I think TPTB exploit this at every turn to reward friends with fiat and punish enemies.

To the extent possible libertarians shouldn't let libertarian friends be forced by circumstances to work in gov't if they don't want to. Instead, try to employ them, help them out privately, and support the businesses they start and operate. Try same with non-libertarians as well.