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The State Sector

  • David Reisman

Abstract

Socialisation is a spectrum and not a point. Even where the State writes no cover and provides no service, still it can guide and direct by means of compulsion, subsidisation and regulation to such an extent that the de jur? nationalisation of the property rights will frequently appear unnecessary to ensure the pursuit of public objectives by private organisations. Yet sometimes the public sector makes a conscious choice to expropriate or to duplicate the capitalist market in order the better to serve the public interest. National health protection is a case in point.

Keywords

Private Sector National Health Service State Sector Residual Model General Taxation 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Cited in R. Klein, The Politics of the National Health Servic? (London: Longmans, 1983), p. 38.Google Scholar
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    H. Phelps Brown, Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequalit? (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), p. 331.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    D. Collard, Altruism and Econom? (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1978), p. 138.Google Scholar
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    J.K. Galbraith, Journey to Poland and Yugoslavi? (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1958), p. 28.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    J.M. Buchanan, Technological Determinism Despite the Reality of Scarcit? (Little Rock: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1990), p. 23.Google Scholar

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© David Reisman 1993

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