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Apropos of nothing, here’s 218 years of US government spending as a percentage of the total economy–AKA how you measure the size of government

A lot of people like to talk about the size of government. This is the actual data.

“A religion is not simply a collection of fragmentary beliefs about very specific objects...

“To a greater or lesser extent, all known religions have been systems of ideas that embrace the universality of things and give us a total representation of the world.”

—Émile Durkheim in The Elementary Forms of Religious Life, 1912