The "nanny" in "nanny state" isn't for you. They're to keep the oligarchs from trashing every toy in the nursery and peeing on the ceiling. -- RecklessPrudence
"What this new world needs is the elimination of this Nanny State!"
Those who the government selected to start this world in their own image... reacted exactly as they should. They cheered and hooted and eventually overthrew the people who stood for reason and regulation. Those who stood to gain the most did indeed gain. Those who were not benefitted directly still Believed, with all their hearts, that their ship would come in and they, too, would join the ranks of the elite benefitters.
Such was very rarely the case.