Tyler Cowen and Brad DeLong cite a recent Paul Krugman column that praised VHA health care.

I think that it’s wonderful that the VHA, which used to be administered poorly, has gotten better. But I am not ready to jump up and down and say, “Look, everybody! I found a government agency that is doing a decent job. We don’t need the private sector any more!”

The Naval Academy does a decent job. That doesn’t mean we ought to shut down Princeton.