Re: Public vs. Private Arctic Exploration

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 11:46:39 MDT

Hal wrote:
>It's surprising that private expeditions were so much better even when
>dealing with what was largely an altruistic and non-commercial activity.

The paper offers several explanations, including the fact that the
person who planned a private expedition was usually the person who
executed that plan, while in government it was usually someone else.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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