Why Do People Trust Officials More Than Businesses?
The post "A Thought Experiment" on CafeHayek takes a quick look at the disparity of public opinion between elected officials and businesses. People seem to be more willing trust based on words than actions. Russ Roberts then poses a question about what would happen to a charity if it somehow became a public charity with a much larger budget and an elected official in charge. Read it and think about what would happen in that scenario.