Economists such as Milton Friedman from the Chicago school and others from the Public Choice school, argue [ citation needed ] that market failure does not necessarily imply that government should attempt to solve market failures, because the costs of government failure might be worse than those of the market failure it attempts to fix. This failure of government is seen as the result of the inherent problems of democracy and other forms of government perceived by this school and also of the power of special-interest groups ( rent seekers ) both in the private sector and in the government bureaucracy . Conditions that many would regard as negative are often seen as an effect of subversion of the free market by coercive government intervention. Beyond philosophical objections, a further issue is the practical difficulty that any single decision maker may face in trying to understand (and perhaps predict) the numerous interactions that occur between producers and consumers in any market.
The total loss due to productivity slowdown depends critically on the length of downtime, which will be determined to a significant manner on whether the computer needs to be sent to an outside firm, or whether the data can be retrieved in-house. For outside recoveries, the authors’ survey of data recovery firms suggests a 5-day turnaround would likely serve as the minimum amount of time needed for a standard hard drive recovery, including time needed for transport. For in-house recoveries, 8 hours would appear a reasonable estimate of time needed for recovery.