Posted on November 13, by Scott Alexander I. Medieval Icelandic crime victims would sell the right to pursue a perpetrator to the highest bidder. Somali judges compete on the free market; those who give bad verdicts get a reputation that drives away future customers. Law is a public good.
I then drove back to LA and am writing this blog while listening to the toddler next to me report on the comings and goings of the planes out the window.
And if anyone can figure out decent ways for a Robin-Hanson-ian em-clan to put together a similar sort of internal legal system for its members, and can describe how cultural-evolutionary pressures would lead em-clans to tend towards any particular systemic details, I would love to read about it. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s. Problems Facing Public Enterprises in Nigeria - The variety of approaches to the theoretical background of management have provided their own versions.
The Feds are after me. It really is a good thing that the FERC takes avoiding conflicts of interest seriously. What I meant to say… In my last blog, I made a pitch for minimizing regulatory intervention in electric markets. My argument is that, if markets are properly set up and left to allow transparent price formation, the most efficient outcome would occur over time.
I got the reaction from some quarters that I seem to be advocating for a market completely free of regulatory intervention. We all recognize that we need regulators to establish good rules — often easier said than done — to ensure that markets are not manipulated and that certain standards are maintained.
An obvious example is credit requirements or unnecessary barriers to entry.
As a result, we never achieve the efficiencies of energy commodities like Natural Gas and Oil. I hope that helps clarify my position on market intervention. Road Trip If you have a Trade Association as large and diverse as WPTF, it is a really good idea if you get out, see how your members work, and talk to them about what is important to them.
I think this is one of the reasons WPTF has worked so well. The members in turn feel comfortable discussing their thoughts and concerns about the electric markets in a non-contentious atmosphere. I certainly learned a great deal from the members free-flowing discussion these past three days.
As examples, I got to hear from a small municipal utility about how they wanted access to more suppliers for options on capacity and other products to meet their needs.
I heard the struggles of a large utility trying to meet the expectations for stakeholder involvement while meeting reduced emissions at a reasonable price and just how difficult that can be in California.
I heard from several members about the difficulties of resource procurement when load is expected to migrate to other suppliers over the next few years but still wanting to assure that retail choice expands to meet customer demands.
Perhaps what was most enjoyable to hear was that most of the members felt that there were real opportunities to get things right. There is some optimism and enthusiasm to make the CAISO market work better, and to try and help the CPUC achieve their policy goals while ensuring reliability and efficient markets.
They also see great potential in a market platform of some kind developing beyond California and the benefits that regional market structure could bring. As one member put it, if we get a good market platform adjoining California, the sheer competition between the two should make each better.
This was evident at some of our meetings.
The struggle to get regulators in California to understand the crucial role traditional supply plays in reliability is a challenge. Finally, I came away with an appreciation for the relationships Gary has created over time with the members, and the atmosphere of helpful dialogue that is unique in most discussions in our industry.Data is power in today’s world.
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