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Role of government

David Nunez
David Nunez

I think government has a role, but it’s limited to 3 things:

  1. Protecting our civil rights (including protecting us from fraudulent misbehavior that clouds (i.e. removes) our choices).

  2. Protecting us from attack by other nations.

And to a much lesser degree:

  1. upkeep of the commons (i.e. infrastructure) – although a lot of this can and should be privatized.

Everything else is liberty crushing.

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Dir of Technology at the MIT Museum • Writing about emerging tech's impact on your life • Speculative insights on the intersection of humanity and technology 🤖

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