Los parquímetros arrojan una lección: los mexicanos no somos marcianos. Respondemos a incentivos, siempre y cuando esos incentivos estén diseñados correctamente. Y eso vale igual para conductores que para delincuentes.I can't emphasize strongly enough how much I support this sentiment. Let me try again: I can't emphasize strongly enough how much I support this sentiment. Far too often, this point is absent in analysis of Mexico and Latin America in general, whether the issue is public security, structural reforms, or parking.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Incentives in Mexico, Parking Edition
Alejandro Hope had a post earlier this week about parking in Polanco, and how it has changed thanks to the replacement of the red-rag men with parking meters, which included this passage: