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The privatization of roads and highways : human and economic factors

Author: Walter Block
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006.
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Over 40,000 people die each year on our nation's roads, and in excess of one million are seriously injured in traffic accidents. This book makes the case for applying the benefits of private  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Block, Walter, 1941-
Privatization of roads and highways.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)974376785
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Block
ISBN: 0773458417 9780773458413
OCLC Number: 64487353
Description: viii, 381 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The theory --
Free market transportation : denationalizing the roads --
Congestion and road pricing --
Public goods and externalities : the case of roads --
Theories of highway safety --
pt. 2. Applications --
Private roads, competition, automobile insurance and price controls --
Road socialism --
Compromising the uncompromisable : speed limits, parades, cigarettes --
Roads and the immigration issue --
The motor vehicle bureau --
pt. 3. Process --
Privatize the public highway system --
Homesteading city streets --
Overcoming difficulties in road privatization --
Transition to private roads --
pt. 4 Critiques --
Roads, bridges, sublight and private property rights --
Comment on roads, bridges and private property rights --
Roads, bridges, sunlight and private property : reply to Tullock --
Who is responsible for traffic deaths --
Open letter to Mothers Against Drunk Driving --
Road privatization : rejoinder to Mohring --
Aiding and abetting road socialism : the case of Robert Poole and the reason foundation.
Responsibility: Walter Block.

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