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The origins of political electricity: Market failure or political opportunism?

  title={The origins of political electricity: Market failure or political opportunism?},
  author={Robert L. Bradley},
  journal={The Energy Law Journal},
  • R. Bradley
  • Published 31 December 1996
  • Economics
  • The Energy Law Journal
The current debate over restructuring the electric industry, which includes such issues as displacing the regulatory covenant, repealing the Public Utility Holding Company Act, and privatizing municipal power systems, the Rural Utilities Service (formerly Rural Electrification Administration), and federally owned power systems, makes a look back at the origins of political electricity relevant. The thesis of this essay, that government intervention into electric markets was not the result of… 
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