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The half-life of policy rationales : how new technology affects old policy issues

Author: Fred E Foldvary; Daniel B Klein
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Cato Institute book." Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred E Foldvary; Daniel B Klein
ISBN: 0814747760 9780814747766 0814747779 9780814747773
OCLC Number: 50638714
Notes: "A Cato Institute book."
Description: ix, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Half-life of policy rationales: how new technology affects old policy issues / Fred E. Foldvary, Daniel B. Klein --
PART I. METERING, EXCLUDING, AND CHARGING --
Technology, marine conservation, and fisheries management / Michael De Alessi --
Lighthouse as a private-sector collective good / Fred E. Foldvary --
Motorway financing and provision: technology favors a new approach / Peter Samuel --
Buying time at the curb / Donald C. Shoup --
Fencing the airshed: using remote sensing to police auto emissions / Daniel B. Klein --
PART II. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION --
Technology and the case for free banking / David Friedman, Kerry Macintosh --
Consumer protection regulation and information on the Internet / John C. Moorhouse --
Medical licensing: existing public policy and technological change / Shirley V. Svorny --
PART III. NATURAL MONOPOLY? --
Technology and electricity: overcoming the umbilical mentality / Alvin Lowi Jr., Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. --
Avoiding the grid: technology and the decentralization of water / Alvin Lowi Jr. --
Technological change and the case for government intervention in postal services / Rick Geddes --
PART IV. OTHER ARES OF POLICY --
Entrepreneurial community in light of advancing business practices and technologies / Spencer Heath MacCallum --
Technology and the protection of endangered species / Richard L. Stroup, Jane S. Shaw.
Responsibility: edited by Fred E. Foldvary and Daniel B. Klein.
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