The assertion that “tax-financed public goods can make us all better off” is just that: an assertion. As Rothbard showed, there is no reason to just assume consumers would pay for these amenities were they not forced to through taxation.
Original Article: “Rothbard’s Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis”
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