Arnold Kling  

Comment of the Week, 10-15-03

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Lessons of the Great Depressio... Economics vs. Populism...

A lot of interesting comments on school vouchers. For example, Peter Gallagher writes,


What beneficiaries want may NOT be a better education: and even if they do, they may not be very discriminating in deciding what 'better' looks like when it comes to education.

I agree that families may make choices regarding education that are not the choices that I would approve. However, I would prefer to let them make their own mistakes rather than have mistakes forced on them paternalistically.

Also, Alex Tabarrok has some criticism of the paper on vouchers in Chile as well as a link to a paper on vouchers in Colombia that found more favorable results.

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