Sell the roads! (was: The Tragedy of Garrett Hardin)

R. A. Hettinga rah at
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.


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