Shouldn’t we be applying some cost/benefit analysis to Big Government itself? This year marks the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s Great Society. Lyndon Johnson rode the nation’s grief over the assassination of JFK to double down on his hero FDR’s New Deal. (Three acronyms in one sentence!) An activist government remains the template for most of the establishment culture to the present day, despite the NSA spying, despite the bollixed Veterans Administration, despite the failure of the stimulus (Cash for Clunkers). Obamacare, anyone?