All those U of C clowns who love to talk about how inefficient the government is, did any of them ever look into the steaming pile of waste known as private charity? Is there a single function currently handled by private charity that would not be more efficiently done by government?
This article from Uwe Reinhart, one of the good guys at the Economix Blog at NYT suggests that no one has ever even asked the question in a rigorous way!
How about Milton Friedman? What I found from him makes me wonder about the quality of his thinking generally!