When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.
There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I’m not a criminal. The parole board knows I’m not a criminal. The judge knows I’m not a criminal.
It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least. It is equally true that that government is best which provides most.
What would annoy the most people most often? That is the true left-wing test of government intervention.