The status quo is powerful indeed. We add layers, patches and small improvisations, all to shore up something we don’t want to reconsider.
If we had a clean sheet of paper, and could design something that actually worked, what would we do about:
Big-time college sports
School taxes based on location, and school spending based on income
Development costs, transparency and patents related to pharmaceuticals
The Electoral College and gerrymandering
Allocation of electromagnetic spectrum
What’s taxed and what’s not
The free market doesn’t always do things as well as an enlightened institution can. And institutions often need our help to become more enlightened.
Sometimes, we need to take a deep breath and decide to do it again, better.
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