Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads

The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1983

34 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

When government monopolization of the roadways is discussed by economists, the "externalities" argument is usually raised. The argument is said to be simple, clear, and irrefutable. In fact, none of these terms really apply. Let us consider the argument closely.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads (July 21, 2011). The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892416

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