Blog Archives: September 2012

September 2012

My law students write short papers on the weekly readings for the course Monopolies and the Nation's Infrastructure:  The Regulation of Public Utility Performance.  Last week covered the legal changes necessary to convert a monopoly market into a competitive market.  (Changes include modifying franchise exclusivity, defining the type of regulation that new entrants "consent" to, establishing quality of service standards, defining the obligation to se

September 2012

My September essay (“Regulatory Capture"— Is It Real?) produced some fascinating responses, including one commission chair who wrote to me immediately, wanting to know how to contact the commission that wanted to be “on a path to self-improvement so rigorous, so disciplined, so transparent, so determined, and so optimistic....”