Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mother of all PPPs?

Taking Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to its very limits, here is an example from Germany

"The German municipality of Niederzimmern does not have the money to fix potholes. They are now selling the right to fix the road to anyone. In return, the owner of the fixed pothole can put on the road a text of her choice."

Am curious about the outcome. How many people stepped forward?

(HT: Irish Economy via Marginal Revolution)

Update 1 (10/3/2010)
See this on designer potholes - color potholes with bright shades so as to enable motorists to easily see from long distances and avoid them.

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