Umm, just a thought:
Is there not something slightly hypocritical about the DT increasing its revenue by an estimated £1 million per day in the name of public good?
Err, no dear, there ain\’t. We want people to have incentives to increase the public good, to act in it.
That\’s actually what we spend rather a lot of time doing: or rather you MPs are supposed to be doing. Manipulating the incentives that economic actors face so that when they are not aligned with the public good then the law changes them so that they are.
OK, altogether now my fellow good little classical liberals:
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”