California markets in everything

Frustrated San Francisco drivers who are fed up having to circle around trying find a parking space on the street can use a new app that allows them to purchase a spot from someone who is already parked in one.

The app, called ‘Monkey Parking,’ connects drivers looking for empty spaces with someone who is also on the app who is willing to give up their prized spot, but for a fee of anywhere between $5 and $20.

That article is here, and there is another here.

For pointers I thank John Thorne and Mark Thorson and Daniel Kent.

Meanwhile, here is markets in everything at Newport Beach High School, namely paying for higher “draft picks” for the prom…via George Pearkes.

Speaking of California, here is Virginia Postrel on overindividuation in Mother’s Day gift giving.


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