TOLFA Segment 13, Question 8

Real epidemics do happen. Which is better: that a central government authority alarm the public whenever it wants to scare people into dependency, or to see millions die because no warning of a real one was provided? It's tiresome, but better have nine false alarms and one true one, if it saves thousands of lives.
False dichotomy! A free-market society would have several firms in the health-care industry, competing for the best reputation for predicting future dangers accurately and with fewest false alarms.
Government's misinformation system is so depressing and disruptive, it's best to do without such warnings altogether.

Don't hurry away; even when you've got the right answer, try clicking on the others to see why they are wrong! Then when you have correctly answered this make notes in your student notebook, return to Segment 13.

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