The Cost of Doing Business
Do we know? Should we charge accordingly and let the free market determine whether or not it is worth the price?
For instance, what does smoking actually cost the government and should we charge that cost divided by the product usage?
Transportation. If people had to vote on projects based upon their usage and subsequent cost because of them via whatever funding mechanism, would the project be that important?
These were topics of a very lively discussion at the Mercatus Center breakfast on Friday held at the Jefferson Hotel. Speakers were Dr. Russell Roberts (thank heaven for U of Chicago!) and Maurice McTigue and they definitely were thinking outside the box.
Any thoughts along these lines?