Which State Is Next?

Many others are deregulating their utilities. And some prices have gone up, but not like California's

Can it happen to us? As traffic lights and elevators went dead across Northern California last week, millions of Americans were all asking themselves that question, getting nostalgic for that trusty old utility monopoly. Maybe, it suddenly seemed to many shocked onlookers, electricity deregulation wasn't such a great idea after all. Even the most committed capitalists had to be having second thoughts about the merits of the free market for power--while praying that their own state wouldn't soon be plagued by blackouts, near bankrupt utilities and bulging electricity bills.

The short answer is, yes, you are probably in line for deregulation....

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