Public goods and government action

@article{Anomaly2013PublicGA,
  title={Public goods and government action},
  author={Jonathan Anomaly},
  journal={Politics, Philosophy \& Economics},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={109 - 128}
}
It is widely agreed that one of the core functions of government is to supply public goods that markets either fail to provide or cannot provide efficiently. I will suggest that arguments for government provision of public goods require fundamental moral judgments in addition to the usual economic considerations about the relative efficacy of markets and governments in supplying them. While philosophers and policymakers owe a debt of gratitude to economists for developing the theory of public… 

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