Don Boudreaux writes,

I’d like to ask Prof. Krugman why he’s so keen to entrust vastly more resources and power to an agency that, even when controlled by the political party that shares his values and worldview, is “extremely dysfunctional.” Why is he optimistic that an entity that can, and does, so easily malfunction will nevertheless – when vested with greater power – work selflessly and smartly to improve the lives of ordinary Americans?

In other words: Government fails. That’s why we should use government.