People like you and others in DP don't want facts, you want opinions to be considered facts. You want to believe rhetoric and not substance. You have no one else to blame but yourself for this failure.
It makes market solutions political non-starters because no one has the balls to advocate for them. If they were to actually be implemented, it would be very effective.But you're right about denial of care. Few are willing to do that, which makes many if the market solutions ineffective.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
And yes, th public is. And largely that's actually how it happens. People work, push their representatives and they respond. Of course, so do business and other lobbyist grous.
Well, I don't think we disagree on the facts on your last sentence, other than what you might call effective. It would only address have the equation.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
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