Lessons from Privatisation ( Volume 24.3)

Main articles provide prospective on the UK's experience of privatisation

Price: £7.50

September's issue of Economic Affairs focuses on lessons from privatisation, with articles looking at how privatisation and deregulation in energy, telecoms, water and rail benefited consumers, shareholders and taxpayers. The lessons are applied to proposals to privatise the post office.

In addition, there are articles on the Morcambe Bay Tragedy, tax policy, freedom and constitutions and the ECB's monetary policy together with columns and reviews.

Contents:

Lessons from privatisation by David Parker
Further lessons from privatisation by Martin Ricketts
Privatisation of energy: was it necessary? by Nigel Essex
Water privatisation: too much regulation? by Colin Robinson
The UK railway privatisation: failing to succeed? by David Tyrrall
It's not too late to privatise Royal Mail by Ian Senior

Other Articles

Making up history: a comment on Pratten by E Roy Wientraub
Reclaiming history: a reply to Wientraub by Stephen Pratten
Rethinking tax policies: new ideas from a dead economist

by Kurt Wickman and Christopher Lingle
Creating a constitutional order of freedom in emerging market economies by James A Dorn
What monetary policy can do: the clarified approach of the ECB by Dietrich Schonwitz

Economic Viewpoints

The Morecambe Bay cockle pickers: market failure or government disaster?

by John Meadowcroft and John Blundell
Principles of Politics Applicable to All Governments by Benjamin Constant

by Dennis O'Keeffe

Columns

Squeezing the rich is no answer to profligacy by Tim Congdon
The right to education by James Tooley
Environmentalists muddy the water by Roger Bate
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