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  • Negative Externality Church Bells

    Church Bell Economics

    Dec 27, 13 • 345 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Labor, Regulation, Tech, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Irritated that church bells had been awakening them before 7 a.m., in 1879 a group of New Yorkers complained to the city Board of Health. They said the chimes violated Section 177 of the Sanitary Code and  endangered their health. Fast forward to 2013. A