The Car & The City

by Trumwill Peak Oil has been right around the corner for decades. Global warming requires a response that is going to make energy – oil in particular – more expensive. Commuters and drivers are subsidized with general funds. The solution to all of this is, of course, to stick it to the commuters. It’s nothing…

public utilities continued

There was a lot of blow-back to my public-utility-as-monopoly post from last week.  The common response (not including health-care comparisons) can be summed up in three parts – infrastructure concerns; deregulation concerns; and “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” One by one, now… First, public utilities are awful examples of government-sponsored monopoly.  All the…