Posts Tagged ‘lighthouses’

  • Everyday Economics: Because water is not a public good, neither Ireland nor Detroit need provide it without charging.

    Should Water Be Free?

    Nov 13, 14 • 232 Views • No Comments

    Although protestors in Detroit and Ireland say water is a human right, economists, citing a definition of a public good and a tornado alarm, would disagree. ...  [read more]

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    You’ve Got Mail?

    Mar 3, 12 • 298 Views • No Comments

    While the U.S. had postal services since the 1600s, Ben Franklin transformed the system. Appointed Deputy Postmaster for the Colonies by the British, he established our first home mail delivery system, diminished to a single day the letter delivery time...  [read more]