August 06, 2005
Tyler Cowen said:
Yes Singapore has developed rapidly through the use of market incentives, but there is much government planning here as well.
Every food stall gets a letter grade for its cleanliness, which must be displayed prominently.
More significantly, land planning has been extensive, and yes the government decides where the food stalls (and just about everything else) will go.
But why do we call this government?
Using Singapore as an example to think about public choice theory and what counts as "government".