The Economics of Fire Protection: From the Great Fire of London to Rural/Metro (web publication)

In the 9th IEA Discussion Paper, Jennifer Anne Carlson analyses the myths and realities of private fire protection

Economic textbooks often cite fire protection as an example of a pure public good that must be provided by government and popular myths abound of the failure of private fire protection prior to government involvement. In the 9th IEA Discussion Paper, Jennifer Anne Carlson examines the reality behind these myths and sets out the crucial role of the private sector in developing modern fire protection.

2005, Discussion Paper 9

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