I agree with Thomas F. Schaller that there is waste and imperfection in the marketplace as well as government ("Sure, government is flawed — but markets are, too," May 16), but the pivotal difference is choice.

I maintain the option to purchase goods and services from competing entities in the marketplace. If I do not agree with the business practices of a certain company, a competitor will get my money. In order to increase revenue, a company must produce enough quality to elicit demand.

The simple frustration with government is that regardless of poor quality, poor efficiency, poor decision-making, it will always get more and more of my money. I have no choice.

Anne Nieberlein, Parkton