Thursday, April 10, 2014

Who will pay for the fixed infrasture costs?

In a continuing series of posts on Rifkin's new book, see Frischmann's review of the book here. Actually he only has space to deal with one key issue: Who will pay for the fixed costs of the infrastructure? He credits Rifkin for addressing the issue but also criticizes him for being incomplete. Rifkin acknowledges this will be an epic battle of the monopolists and the commons, but Frischmann thinks it's going to be a lot harder to overcome the former than it might appear, if it can be done at all.

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