Re: poly: The singleton hypothesis

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Mon May 04 1998 - 11:43:22 PDT

Nick writes:
>I think that by using our creativity we can find ways around most of
>the singleton's appearent weaknesses.

This is the faith in good government, that while we see lots of horrible
things governments do, we see some good things too, and it's just a
matter of designing better government institutions. The converse faith
in private markets is that even though we've seen lots of kinds of
market failures, markets sure work great in lots of places, and better
market instiutions are evolving all the time, and would evolve even
better/faster if government would get out of the way.

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Mon May 4 18:50:16 1998

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