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Submitted by Imran on

I agree that Governments are highly constrained in terms of the resources they have at their disposal, and therefore have to make difficult decisions about exactly what to finance and what to leave to others to finance. However, I think the way in which you categorise - bluntly and without much explanation - hospitals, higher education, and water as 'private goods' is incorrect, especially when many of the economically and socially successful countries of the world use public finds to finance these goods. Your argument is more about where and how Governments should provide these goods, which makes sense, but to just dismiss them as private goods is unrealistic of the social realities faced in the world, and frankly, lazy 'Economics'.