Argument: European-style big governments foster more stable societies
Jeffrey Sachs. "The Case for Bigger Government." Time. January 8th, 2009: "The European strategy, with levels of taxation and government spending roughly 8% to 10% of GDP higher than in the U.S., has many successes to show for it: less costly and more reliable health care, the elimination of hard-core poverty, solid educational achievements, and social services that ensure better care for children and more flexibility for mothers and the elderly."