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 Mary Theroux | Saturday July 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM PST | 3 Comments
I was pleased to learn that today is the Eighth National Day of the Cowboy. As such, it’s especially appropriate that we take advantage of the opportunity to set the record straight on many things Cowboy and Western. First of all, the Old West was far more peaceful than is commonly portrayed in movies...
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Tags: American History, Anarcho-Capitalism, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, cattlemen, Civil Society, Civil War, Culture, Environment, Gun Control, Indians, Land use, National Day of the Cowboy, Native Americans, Natural Resources, Not So Wild, Old West, P.J. Hill, Property Rights, Robert Higgs, Terry Anderson, The Independent Review, Thomas DiLorenzo, tragedy of the commons, Wild West