The Reason for Low Speed Limits

Pay close attention folks:

The speed limit on Route 3 is 55. The speed limit used to be 60. It was raised to 60 over 40 years ago when a study found 55 was too slow. There was never an engineering study supporting a reduction back to 55. It was reduced by executive order . . . → Read More: The Reason for Low Speed Limits

Interesting Readings for October 11, 2010

C. J. Chivers has a story in the New York Times from Uzbekistan which links up to an idea that I have often thought would be a great step forward for India: the interior of every police station in the country should be blanketed with video cameras giving feeds out to the Net. . . . → Read More: Interesting Readings for October 11, 2010

The Scandal That is the Indian Police

The most basic public good of all, which should be the first priority of the government, is law and order. If you think of the principal-agent relationship between citizens and State, citizens would want to tie down the State to first focus on law and order, and deliver results on law and order, before . . . → Read More: The Scandal That is the Indian Police