OAKVILLE, ONT.—Death and taxes, they say, are the world’s only two certainties. Yet, I’m pretty sure that’s wrong since I can add another certainty to that list: government wastefulness. In fact, ever since the first proto-governments emerged in the Euphrates valley some 30,000 years ago, people in charge of public finances have always managed to squander scarce resources. Back in ancient days, government spent too much building pyramids; today, it buys $16 glasses of orange juice, tomorrow it’ll
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