Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on January 27, 2012

in Economics, Myths and Fallacies, Other People's Money, Seen and Unseen

… is from pages 8-9 of Mark Pennington’s 2011 book Robust Political Economy:

Moreover, insofar as market failure theorists are right to focus on ‘incentive compatibility’, they fail to appy this analysis to their favoured institutional alternatives.  A consistent analysis of collective action and asymmetric information problems reveals that these are often more pronounced in a public sector environment than they are in a regime of ‘imperfect markets’.

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