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A Diagrammatic Demonstration of Public Crowding-Out of Private Contributions to Public Goods

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A diagrammatic device is presented for teaching crowding-out in the provision of poor relief and public goods. It builds on the notiOn of Pareto-optimal income redistribution. The diagram shows how governmental attempts to redistribute income, or provide public services, crowd-out voluntary private efforts on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

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  • Dennis Coates, 1996. "A Diagrammatic Demonstration of Public Crowding-Out of Private Contributions to Public Goods," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(1), pages 49-58, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:27:y:1996:i:1:p:49-58
    DOI: 10.1080/00220485.1996.10844894
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