Two Public Choice Questions
By Bryan Caplan
My undergraduate Public Choice students struggled with these questions on the final exam. Can you do better? Show off in the comments!
3. Local governments provide free public education to residents’ children, regardless of the taxes they pay or family size.
T, F, and Explain: This is NOT what the Tiebout model predicts.
6. Suppose voters were rational and the Self-Interested Voter Hypothesis were true.
T, F, and Explain: Democracies would spend a higher share of their budgets on genuine public goods.
P.S. Citing past EconLog posts is perfectly acceptable.