Advantages of Governments

The big advantage of government over private businesses and civil society is its ability to tax and to legitimately use force.

Governments can create advantage in the domain maintenance of innovation through laws, bureaucracies, and public investment in particular processes, services, and products. Governments can channel the diffusion of innovation by their purchasing power, thus steering the course of adoption and continuing use. If neighborhoods are to flourish they will have to develop means for controlling the relationship with governments.