Re: How to plan central planning
> Government also backed wind
Governments always back wind - as they have so much of it.
While we appear to be largely in agreement, it does seem to me that governments *could* plan better, but they are so easily tempted away from the true path by short-term political opportunities. As you point out vociferous opposition to closing some hospitals - even though it would save lives (but dead people can't complain).
They are also venal, self-serving bastids who value the chance to stick-it to the opposition as much as they do the possibility of doing something good. And as for bending to newspaper headlines and "quiet words" from influential parties? Well, it's amazing that they do anything at all for the people who elected them.
Our current system (if not the individuals who are currently implementing it) might not be the best, but it's probably close to being the least-worst.