On the Development of Mineral Resources in Latin America

Michael Giberson And while linking to the Master Resource blog (as I did in the prior post), check out Guillermo Yeatts’s excellent article posted this morning, “Subsoil Oil and Gas Privatization: Private Wealth for the Common Good.” Privatization, or at least partial privatization, has been tried and has failed in several Latin American countries, as Yeatts … More On the Development of Mineral Resources in Latin America

Samuel Insull’s Argument for State Regulation of Monopoly Electric Utilities

Michael Giberson In the course of making a point about current political actions pursued by some in the electric power industry, Rob Bradley points to the views of industry pioneer Samuel Insull: Where did the drive for automatic pass-through of  “reasonable” costs begin? For the electric industry, it began in Chicago in June 1898 in … More Samuel Insull’s Argument for State Regulation of Monopoly Electric Utilities