A government’s role is only to provide defence capability and urban infrastructure (roads, water supplies, etc.). All other services (education, health, social security) should be provided by private groups or individuals in the community. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

In
past
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the past
, how much should the
government
be involved in the lives of people, has always been debated. Some people think the
government
should provide basic services related to safety and infrastructure, but stay away from the rest, while others think exactly the opposite. In my opinion, the
government
should provide basic
services but
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services, but
should not be held accountable for education, health care etc.
Firstly
, I think the
government
has major issues to deal with in terms of
nation's security
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the nation's security
. With the increased number of acts of terrorism in recent years, public safety is the biggest concern. Employing people to take necessary actions to prevent
such
attacks, the
government
needs resources.
Also
, growth in
economy
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the economy
and development of urban areas demands the infrastructure to support it. It is
responsibility
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the responsibility
of the governing body of the nation to provide it.
Secondly
, services like education and health care are more personalized and should be handled
accordingly
.
For example
, each person has unique medical needs, which calls for specialized care. It is unrealistic to expect the law to understand and
fulfill
put in effect
fulfil
them, individually.
Similarly
, people would like to provide the elite educational facilities
to
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for
their
children which
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children, which
depends on their financial situation.
For example
, tennis legend Roger Federrer was trained by a personal coach since his early teens.
This
facility was solely funded by his parents.
On the other hand
, I understand why some people would feel all of these are public services and should be managed by the
government
. It makes management of services like education, easier, if there is a single point-of-contact. But it brings in
new set
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a new set
of problems, where "one-size-fits-all" approach doesn't work. In conclusion, I believe the
government
should be relieved from the burden of managing public services and should focus on major issues which are threatening our lives.
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