送交者: Enlighten 于 2005-6-03, 18:20:01:
回答: slow it down, partner! 由 skipper3 于 2005-6-03, 17:20:16:
You confused two things: the first is the optimal resource allocation for production, the second is the wealth re-distribution by the government.
For the first function, auction is definitely the capitalism way. For the second function, yes, too much government through taxation is communism. However, in this case, that money is a by-product of the market mechanism and no body but the government can/should receive the money. What is more, that money can be returned to the people by means of reduced tax burden.
I don't know the details about that European case you cited. But if someone is willing to pay for it, then it's the value of it. One penny less than that amount will distort the true value of it, and will decrease the efficiency of the market.