Well, perhaps you can’t follow anyone’s ideas outside of your own worldview — it’s certainly common…
barb dybwad
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It’s been a while but I’m pretty sure that I said that I’m a pragmatarian. Yet, what I’ve said isn’t reflected in what you’ve written. Which makes things… difficult. It’s like we’re speaking different languages.

With pragmatarianism… we’d create a market in the public sector by allowing people to choose where their taxes go. People’s valuations of public goods would matter. People’s valuations of private goods would matter. People’s valuations of all goods would matter.

However… in the public sector… people’s allocations would more accurately reflect their valuations. This means that the public sector would offer more value than the private sector. As a result, the tax rate would increase until it was 100%.

Let me break it down…

allocation = payment
valuation = perception of relative scarcity

allocation > valuation = bad
allocation < valuation = bad
allocation = valuation = good