By Robert Higgs | Monday November 20, 2017 at 9:03 AM PST | Comments Off on Voluntary Provision of a So-called Public Good
For the past few days, several men and a fair-sized tractor front-end loader have been working on the beach road where I live north of Xcalak. None too soon, either, as the potholes have become immense in the past year or so since the last repairs. A gringo neighbor down the road organized this...
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Tags: Economics, free riders, private property, Privatization, public goods, Roads, tragedy of the commons
By Robert Higgs | Thursday October 14, 2010 at 6:14 AM PST | 10 Comments
I was on the road a good deal last week, driving from my home in southeast Louisiana first through a long stretch of Mississippi to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, then to the outskirts of Birmingham and on to Auburn, Alabama, and finally from there back to my home by way of Montgomery and Mobile. Along the way, I was...
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By Mary Theroux | Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 11:44 PM PST | 3 Comments
April 15, 2009 President Barack Obama Representative Barbara Lee Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Donald R. White, Alameda County Tax Collector Mayor Ron Dellums Messieurs and Mesdames, Rather than my usual practice of remitting taxes to you on this, your high holy day of April 15, I am this year...
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