problems of a Lefty government, is that encourages the misallocation of funds by businesses.
For example: Let’s say that a business has $X to spend. They can spend it on R&D, and maybe you (the public) will get a cool new product that you want.
BUT, if a government tries to control markets and production (like Lefty governments always do), it makes far more business sense to just use that same money to hire lobbyists to help make sure that the products the business already has are favored and that their competitors are hammered! So that $X goes to lobbying rather than to R&D!
Result: Bigger government as compared to the private economy.
So in this way, commerce (or the available output) shrinks and government grows!
The answer? Decreased government intervention.