WILL WILKINSON on tax increases: “It is possible that the state can make its citizens better off by taking $1.76 to spend $1.00, if those very expensive dollar bills are spent on highly valuable public goods folks can’t coordinate to provide privately. But I reckon this kind of bona fide public good is a pretty small part of the existing budget.” I’m afraid you also have to allow for those missing and possibly nonexistent pumps.