Sell the roads! (was: The Tragedy of Garrett Hardin)
R. A. Hettinga
rah at shipwright.com
Sat Oct 25 18:30:58 PDT 2003
At 9:48 PM +0000 10/25/03, Russell Turpin wrote:
>A politically feasible first step
I figure we need bearer-settled cash, but I'm supposed to say that. :-).
The car just pays each corner it passes some cash, or maybe each abutter.
Traffic goes up, the road charges more, traffic gets re-routed, or a new
road gets built.
R. A. Hettinga <mailto: rah at ibuc.com>
The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation <http://www.ibuc.com/>
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