Four Things the State is Not

Further reading:

Bureaucracy by Ludwig von Mises

The Myth of Efficient Government Service by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 5, Section 2 in Power and Market)

You Can't Run a Government “Like a Business” by Brian Balfour

Why Government Cannot Be Run Like a Business by Peter G. Klein

Further resources on the military-industrial complex:

The Costs of War

How War Leads to Big Government

Further resources on poverty, the welfare state, development and “foreign aid”:

Growth of the Welfare State

Growth Theory: Two Views

Further resources on monopolies:

Competition and Monopoly

Government and Big Business

Further resources on the financial crisis:

The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

Austrian Economics vs. Conventional Wisdom

Further resources on regulations and product safety:

Product Regulation

Further resources on scientific research and funding:

Economics of Science and Technology

Further resources on the nature of the state:

Anatomy of the State by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 3 in Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays)

The State Is Too Dangerous to Tolerate

We’re in the Middle of a Long War with the State

Warfare, Welfare, and the State