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The libertarian response is pretty clear: privatize infrastructure. We had discussed that briefly.

With privatized bridges, you could at least sue someone for a fall, haha...

Where is desire for road freedom?

by das monde on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 05:01:12 AM EST
well if you're going to privatise infrastructure, you have to avoid something like This

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by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 06:24:21 AM EST
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Indeed. That looks like a serious case of parasitic monopoly pricing. Do the libertarians have a good regulatory policy in mind for privatised monopolies?

Alternatively, do they have a good proposal for slicing up property rights in a clever way that would avoid the problem? There would be a quite a few special, concrete cases (bridges, electric grids...). Tricky.

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by technopolitical on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 02:33:51 PM EST
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Libertarians don't.

But I've been working on just that for the last five years and I reckon I've cracked it.

Only a partnership-based model works IMHO

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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 03:14:47 PM EST
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The Welsh figured it out.  

Wish Americans could.  

Do the Libertarians have a plan for avoiding extortionist monopoly pricing!?  

You dream!!  The lessons of the 19th century are far too complex for these techno-whizzes!  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 04:07:52 PM EST
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You mean extortionate monopoly pricing isn't the whole point of privatization?

I'm serious.  Is there any other point?

by Zwackus on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 09:25:32 PM EST
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Is there any other point?  

None that I can see.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Mon Aug 6th, 2007 at 10:26:56 PM EST
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