The Peoples Romance
Why People Love Government (as Much as They Do)
By Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Summer 2005 issue of The Independent Review.
Why do some people never support a free-market proposal, even when they think it would work better than government intervention? For many, the reason is that collective political action offers the romantic notion that were all working together, while market mechanisms seem to them less lofty because they rely on the self-interest of individuals acting privately.
Daniel B. Klein is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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