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In any case, there are many situations where the typical consumer is at
an informational disadvantage versus the provider of a service: auto
repair and home remodeling are examples that immediately come to mind.


The economist's usual rule of thumb is that information asymmetry doesn't
lead to one side getting a bad deal, it causes a collapsed market.
i.e., not many exchange opportunities/locations, not many transactions.

It's easier in home repair and so forth than in (a lot of) health care systems.
If there is price differentiation in repairs you can at least shop around to get another quote,
meaning you still might get bad service but you will at least get a good price on it : )

Jim
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