However, if you think it even possible, God forbid, that the roads can be privatized, but your argumentation for this position needs bolstering, Professor Block of Loyola University has helped me unearth a few articles on road privatization and how congestion charging can work under a privatized road system. Most of the links are PDFs:
- Congestion and Road Pricing
- Overcoming Difficulties in Road Privatization
- Free Market Transportation: Denationalizing the Roads
- Compromising the Uncompromisable: Speed Limits, Parades, Cigarettes
- Road Socialism
- Public Goods and Externalities: The Case of Roads
- Theories of Highway Safety
Private roads are not only possible. In a future libertarian society, if such a thing ever comes to pass, they are essential.
If you prefer reading old-fashioned paper, rather than wading through electronic PDFs, Professor Block will also be shortly publishing a new 300 page book on the subject, which I'm sure will contain a summation of all his work on road privatization:
Privatize Roads and Highways. Now!
(Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press)
Check out his web site for more details.