Donald Shoup can find you a parking spot
The folks at reason.tv, the video Web site of the libertarian magazine Reason, recently posted an interview with UCLA economist Donald Shoup. The video is available in Flash and Quicktime formats and as an MP3 podcast. Here's the blurb for the video:
"Can't find curb-side parking? UCLA economist Donald Shoup can find you a space.
"Professor Shoup is the author of The High Cost of Free Parking, and points out that, "just because the driver doesn't pay for parking doesn't mean the cost goes away."
"In addition to making it harder to find a spot when you need one, "free" parking exacerbates other problems, from pollution to traffic congestion. Using the power of market pricing, Shoup explains how to fix the parking mess in three steps.
"Cities from San Francisco to Washington, DC are already adopting Shoup's reforms