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It's chaos out there ...

Overman, Henry G. ORCID: 0000-0002-3525-7629 (2010) It's chaos out there ... Spatial Economics Research Centre Blog (21 Dec 2010). Website.

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No, not the snow, but the government's approach to localism which one Conservative MP has described as deliberately chaotic (you can listen here - 7.14). There is a serious point here with which many urban economists would sympathise. Because people are different, with different preferences over public good provision and taxation it can be good to have different policies implemented in different places. This holds even if all places are otherwise identical. Add to the mix the fact that places may be different (say rural or urban), and there are many reasons why policy should vary.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Centre for Economic Performance
What Works Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 09:57
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 23:30

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