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Tesla versus the Rent Seekers

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Jeff Miller, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. Jeff Miller

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    Good post today by the economist Alex Tabarrok at the Marginal Revolution blog with a bit of history
    on how the car dealership model evolved:

    Tesla versus the Rent Seekers

    The post above also links to an interesting post by legal scholar Dan Crane who examines five arguments put forward by the
    dealers and finds them all wanting (to put it mildly):

    Tesla and the Auto Dealers Lobby Truth on the Market
     
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  3. Jeff Miller

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    Good post - I had forgotten you wrote that. Here's another more recent one from Crane, responding directly to the some of claims of president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers:

    Dan Crane Truth on the Market
     

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