The Lesson from Flint: Never Trust Government to Deliver a Vital Good or Service


The City of Flint, Michigan–long under the political control of pro-government extremists–is now in the news for secretly supplying high-lead water to its population.

Lots of political blaming and shaming. But the lesson is: Never trust government to dispense a vital commodity or service.

The private sector would NEVER knowingly provide contaminated water to customers. Any company that sold bad water would be quickly bypassed by customers. It would happen instantly.

it’s a great example of government failing to efficiently provide even the most basic of public services due to a characteristically toxic combination of administrative bloat and financial mismanagement.

See here.