Friday, March 11, 2011
Why Public Good is Better
The image is from a school in Himayatnagar, Latur, Maharashtra. This is the only school for miles around. And it is just a primary school. But for the people in the village, it is their lifeline. Sending each child to a nieghbouring village's private school is not just expensive (this government schools is free) but it's unsafe: so girls drop out.
Have you thought about this: just how much cheaper and better it is to invest in public good rather than individual spends?
Take the case of schools. If everyone's (taxpayer's) money is invested in making free schools better, parents would not be driven up the walls trying to earn more and more to keep up with ever increasing (private) school fees. What do you think?