Government failure

Question 1

The National Health Service (NHS) has been the subject of heated debate ever since its formation in the 1940s. Most analysts and politicians accept that an effective health service needs to be funded by tax revenues collected by central (or local) government. However, not everyone accepts that government should be heavily involved in the running of the NHS.

  1. Outline the case for using public money to pay for the provision of healthcare.

  2. Analyse the potential government failures associated with central and local government involvement in the supply of healthcare.

Question 2

To what extent is the depletion of fish stocks and example of government failure?