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interesting article on highway socialism

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  • vurt456
    Some quotes: I find it exceedingly strange that a group of conservative and libertarian-oriented think tanks — groups that argue for less government —
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 6, 2008
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      Some quotes:

      "I find it exceedingly strange that a group of conservative and
      libertarian-oriented think tanks — groups that argue for less
      government — have embraced highways and roads as a solution to traffic
      congestion and a general boon to living. In the same breath, they
      usually attack mass-transit spending, particularly on trains. They
      seem to see a highway as an expression of the free market and of
      American individualism, and a rail line as an example of government
      meddling and creeping socialism....

      "Governments at every level have put in several trillion dollars'
      worth of roads over the past century. This system, open to all with a
      car, has created our automobile-based landscape of suburbs,
      single-family homes, office parks, mega churches and shopping malls.
      Love it or hate it, it is the product of massive government spending.
      As others have pointed out, the national road system is one of the
      most successful examples of pure socialism to be found: a
      comprehensive public system, well-used, almost entirely paid for with
      tax dollars."

      http://www.governing.com/articles/0804trans.htm
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