Re: ECON: Gov't performance

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 18:04:32 -0500

>>"In program

>> area after program area, we have found that unfocused and
>> uncoordinated [overlapping] programs waste scarce funds,
>> confuse and frustrate taxpayers and other program
>> customers, and limit overall program effectiveness,"
>> the report states.

Isn't it strange, when the stated role of the government is general coordination of social activities, meaningful allocation of funds, and overall social order and effectiveness.

Coercive funding and coercive implementation of programs remove incentives to improve coordination and effectiveness, so whether the centralized system could actually deliver them, is a moot point - it won't bother [too much, anyway].

Wasn't Communism a good enough lesson here?

Alexander Chislenko <> <> <>