Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Free Market Taxis in Rockland, Maine

I'm pleasantly surprized that the Rockland City Council is drafting revised regulations on taxicabs. Namely, they're going to slightly open up taxi services to the free market by eliminating the cap on the number of licenses that will be issued.

The city will still have a process by which companies or individuals must abide to obtain the license, but it's a positive step toward true free markets. It's definitely good news for those who rely on taxi service in Rockland, as a competitive market will reduce prices and increase service values, all things being equal.

Now if we could only get a health care situation in this state that even vaguely resembled the shadow of a free market.



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