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That would make it their own fault then. A power broker has no power if nobody listens.
Yeah, I believe in personal responsibility devoid of social realities as well.
I've never met a bureaucrat yet that didn't like a few more dollars of taxes collected.
Obviously you have never met many bureaucrats, and know nothing about government work. For a starts, they don't raise the taxes themselves. For seconds, they follow the rules given to them. But in your mind, it is all waste, waste, waste, and you know nothing about it.
Then, if you travel back in time, you have despicable regimes in Iran, Chile, and Argentina.
Trade is ultimately for more powerful in making positive changes in these societies.
My guess is that you come from the wingnut wing of the American political spectrum, and thus have a "four-legs-good, Cuba-bad" mentality.
It isnt because your bias makes you refuse to read sceptical scientific discussions that they dont exist.
Projection isn't a river in Egypt.
Stop reading media crap or rebuttals by propaganda sites and, just for your educational purposes, read some scientific sceptical sites and make up your own mind.
Too bad it doesnt happen with alarmist media or scientists slander sceptical scientists, call them shills or call for their murder in well respected newspapers.
The thing with crankery, is that cranks never let themselves in on the secret. It is a "self-secret" if you will.