The myth of fair and efficient government : why the government you want is not the one you get / Michael L. Marlow.
Beset by economic woes with hard-to-understand causes and difficult-to-prescribe remedies, many focus on the need for more government programs and more government spending. Idealized views of government lead to bitterly unhappy citizens. In fact, Michael L. Marlow says, government is the last place to look for efficiency. It is, rather, private markets that naturally drive toward efficient outcomes and it is unreasonable to expect governments to mimic those effects.--[book jacket]
- ISBN: 9780313392917 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0313392919 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780313392924 (ebook)
- ISBN: 0313392927 (ebook)
- Physical Description: viii, 214 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Our disappointment with government -- What markets do well -- Theory is not practice of government -- Government : last place to look for efficiency -- Government rarely promotes fairness -- Misconceptions of tax fairness -- "Vocal advocates" encourage inefficient government -- Tax preferences : government playing favorites -- Unfunded liabilities of future citizens -- More efficient and fairer taxation -- Improving government.
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