Private management of the commons: Parking spots and Chicago snow

Michael Giberson No doubt that since Elinor Ostrom won a Nobel Prize last year for, among other things, her work on decentralized approaches to common pool resource issues, a small legion of social science graduate students are looking for new cases of non-governmental management of common pool resources. Here is an example supplied by Fred … More Private management of the commons: Parking spots and Chicago snow

PG&E spending big to protect its monopoly against municipal aggregation

Michael Giberson For a number of years, state law in California has permitted cities or counties to arrange to become the electric power service provider for their areas – an arrangement where they would be responsible for acquiring the electric energy needed for consumers in their areas while the local utility would continue to operate … More PG&E spending big to protect its monopoly against municipal aggregation