My aim has always been for a cappuccino economy: one where state and private sectors both flourish because each is allowed to do what it does best. We’re a long way from being there right now.
Who could – despite the tortured analogy – disagree?
For example, why do we currently use the state to do what the state is manifestly incompetent at doing? We should, if we are to use each at what it does best, be using the private sector rather more, no? Even, markets where they work better – say, the provision of health care?
Or is that not to quite grasp what the Spudda is suggesting?