Bureaucracy without Monopoly

by Jeffry R. Fisher

If we can't pry certain functions out of the hands of government, then is there still some way we apply some basic economics? Would government "services" become more efficient if we fragmented agencies, set elegant incentives, and then forced the pieces to compete with each other for market share and survival?

"Trust Busting" Applied to Government

Imagine this: Welfare bureaucracy is split into 5 overlapping distributors, each given a grub stake and then competing by rules something like the following:

Did I leave anything out?

Similar arrangements could be made for other government functions.

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