philosophy category. Trust me...I hung out there for a while...those people really do not want to talk about economics.
you can't have your cake and eat it too. Does it suck to have to choose between eating your cake and having your cake? Of course, but your choice reveals your priority and your priority influences how society's limited resources are used.
Again and again...I'm not saying that our choices in the public sector will be wonderful or awesome...I'm saying that there's incredible value in allowing taxpayers to make hard decisions with their own taxes. This is the opportunity cost concept.