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February 8, 2012 12:00 AM

The uncounted costs of public goods and services

We like our troops fighting for us. We like free public schools. We like the convenience of interstates and other toll-free public roads.We like cheap electricity powering our homes and devices. We like unquestioned access to hospital care in an emergency. We like our Medicaid and Medicare. But we don’t want to count, or pay for, the full costs of all our public goods and services.

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