Monday, April 30, 2007

Why Not Clean Up The Slums When You Can Tax?

Read a very interesting (to me, at least) article this morning about de facto privitization of law and order in Brazil that disguised itself as "Vigilantes impose peace in Rio slums". I don't understand why politicians think they have a monopoly on public service or even if relying on government is the most effient means of providing public goods. One of these days I'll get around to writing some thoughts about public education.

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