Public Utility Research Center Articles: page 2

Ted Kury

Would gas tax breaks make a big difference when prices are skyrocketing? We asked 4 experts

With gasoline prices trending over US$4 per gallon nationwide, politicians are feeling the heat. In response, Maryland and Georgia have temporarily waived their state gasoline taxes to reduce the burden on consumers. Other states are considering similar actions, and some

Mark Jamison

Break Up Big Tech? The Economics of Antitrust from Both Sides of the Question

The success of the digital economy has given rise to some of the wealthiest companies the world has ever known. Over the last decade or more, concerns have arisen among some economists about whether existing antitrust laws are adequate to

Mark Jamison

Rail Regulators Should Heed the Lessons of Aggressive Telecom Rules

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison explains why a rule that could increase the economic cost of shipping by rail that the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) is considering is a bad idea.  Read his article

Mark Jamison

Meta and Oculus: Under the FTC’s watchful eye | IN 60 SECONDS

Meta has come under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for supposedly anticompetitive conduct concerning the Oculus headset and App Store, despite the fact that virtual reality is still very new to the market and needs time to adapt to

Ted Kury

Examining the scope and scale of PG&E’s plan to bury 10,000 miles of power lines

Pacific Gas & Electric came out last week with a cost estimate for the first phase of its plan to put thousands of miles of power lines underground, ballparking it at $9 billion to $13.5 billion according to the San

Mark Jamison

After a $500-million year, will metaverse real estate skyrocket or plummet?

Metaverse real estate sales surpassed $500 million last year, and nearly half of this amount came after Mark Zuckerberg’s October 2021 rebranding of Facebook to “Meta.” This year, the metaverse real estate market has continued to boom, with sales reaching

Mark Jamison

Market power doesn’t cause inflation

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison explains the country’s challenges with inflation, why scapegoating big business isn’t right and how government can help solve the program plaguing Americans.  Read his take in this blog post from

Mark Jamison

Rural broadband remains scarce across north central Florida. Here’s what that means for people without it

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison lends his expertise to this story about the challenges in providing broadband access to rural communities – specifically, the two major issues in government spending that attempted to curb the

Mark Jamison

Ethics in the Age of a Technological Revolution

Public Utility Research Center and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison joins UF alumna Palveshey Tariq on the Palveshow to discuss the ethics of the technological revolution the world finds itself in.  Hear their conversation on YouTube. 

Mark Jamison

Mark Jamison on antitrust laws and Big Tech

Mark Jamison, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor, joins AEI’s Banter Podcast hosts Phoebe Keller and Robert Doar to delve into current antitrust debates and how they impact Big Tech and telecommunications platforms. Hear Jamison’s insights on antitrust