Monday, August 09, 2010

Can we give them some vouchers, please?

Over 60 years after independence, and around 20 years since we gave up the socialist pretence and undertook market reforms there are still those who are 'suspicious of market solutions'. Get rid of the ration card, which ties the poor to the availability of stock in the Public Distribution System. Instead if they're able to use vouchers or food coupons to get what they want and from where they want it, you can bet your bottom dollar that the private sector will turn up to provide the services they need.

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