You will never see a prosperous example of a laissez faire ( small government ) because too many humans can't give up the idea that they forever NEED a mommy and daddy. Government can't give them that so they get a pacifier and then are scammed into believing that government is everything. The political hack gets re-elected by it and the herd keeps doing what it has always done. Read the "Millionaire Next Door" for a different take.
ACtually it is because it is inherently social destructive.