Cold comfort for many
Reader comment on: Boskin on Government and Growth
Submitted by benj (United States), May 25, 2011 14:41
In the other three countries, a basic standard of living is guaranteed. If you need a doctor, you can see one (without an emergency room trip!). I would prefer that the overall pie (gdp) be slightly smaller to insure that the social safety net is stronger. Can one really enjoy his billions if he has to pass homeless children while walking to work on Wall Street?
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
I don't think it's a zero sum the way you put it with a stronger safety net requiring a smaller GDP. Actually, with a bigger GDP, it makes it easier to afford the stronger safety net.
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|Boskin writes .. [85 words]||Jerry Skurnik||May 25, 2011 17:15|
|⇒ Cold comfort for many|
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|benj||May 25, 2011 14:41|
|↔ Agreed [73 words]||ben||May 25, 2011 20:39|
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