Tony Blair has reportedly left Britain with over 3,000 new laws since he was elected ten years ago, interfering in pretty much every area of British life from banning fox hunting to imposing ID cards.
This is another reason why government fails; every year more laws are passed than are repealed.
Now, if you believe that government has a right to interfere in every area of everyday life, then you could justify some of that due to technological changes. As new technology develops there are new areas where laws would be required; not much point having laws about car insurance before cars were invented, for example.
But even if you accept that, if the government passes more new laws every year than are required by technological changes, then inevitably after some time everything not compulsory will be prohibited, and then they'll start prohibiting compulsory things too.
Simple maths makes this very obvious. If government doesn't collapse, then it has to progressively take more and more power until society can no longer function unless the majority of people are breaking laws all the time.
Since politicians love few things more than passing new laws, this means that any political-based culture needs to be 'rebooted' now and again to return to a state where laws are minimal and actually make some kind of sense.
I don't think Western culture has long to go before either collapse or civil war gives it that kind of a reboot.