Energy: Ending the Never-ending Crisis (Google eBook)

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Cato Institute, 1997 - Science - 131 pages
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Government regulates the energy industry far more intensely than it does other sectors of the economy. Economist Paul Ballonoff, a former utility rate regulator in Kansas and Illinois, argues that the case for special regulation of energy is based on myths that serve only to fatten special-interest groups at the expense of energy consumers. In Energy: Ending the Never-Ending Crisis, Ballonoff dismantles the arguments for energy regulation, accuses energy regulation of causing - not remedying - the various diseases it attempts to cure, and makes the case for fully returning control of the energy sector of the economy to market forces.
  

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Contents

The NeverEnding Crisis
1
Do Petroleum Natural Gas and Energy Markets Need to Be Regulated?
7
Do Electric and Natural Gas Utilities Need to Be Regulated?
33
The Pretense of Knowledge The Effects of Energy Market Regulation
59
The Constitution in Exile?
73
What Should Be Done?
103
Energy Policy Reconsidered
121
Index
127
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Paul Ballonoff is an energy consultant in Washington, D.C.

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