Okun’s merit goods

I’m reading Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff, by Arthur Okun. The first paragraph lists some merit goods in the US:

  • Justice
  • Political rights
  • Access to national monuments
  • Speedy response from the fire department

The book was published in 1975, well before the incident in Tennessee that calls the final entry into question.

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