Basic economic math dictates that, if there’s a shortage of milk in your fridge, then you should be free to go to the store and spend your cash to clearly communicate this shortage to the producers of milk. Imagine what would happen to the supply of milk if, once every few years, you had to elect somebody who promised to supply more milk. Therefore, basic economic math dictates that, if there’s a shortage of safety in your streets, then you should be free to directly allocate your taxes to the producers of safety. Given that people aren’t so inclined to flush their own hard-earned money down the toilet, I’m pretty sure that tax allocations would shift in the direction of a stitch in time saving nine. In terms of safety, less money would be spent on police, courts and prisons and more money would be spent on ensuring that public education effectively and efficiently gives everybody, especially the poor, an abundance of better options.