Tuesday, March 02, 2010

"Economists are Rude"

That is in the opening 2 minutes of the video below, and being in an interdisciplinary school, I can appreciate that observation.

The subject of the talk, however, is the always interesting Bill Fischel on the history of school district formation. The underlying theme is contrasting the various views on why school district consolidations took place, one being that it was driven by the enlightened elite compared to the view that it was driven by competition in local public goods:

You can find Fischel's most recent book on schools and local government here.

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