1477Re: Road Fascism
- Nov 8, 2002
> Without question the subsidy allows you to have the job you have andAnd its a good thing too, or I would be unemployed. Been there, done
> live where you live.
that, couldn't afford the t-shirt.
> WouldUhhh, you lost me. What does that have to do with roads?
> > you keep me from getting home to my wife?
> That is an unfair question. The better question I will have you
> answer. Do you think free food in the Soviet Union was a good idea?
> Because it comes from the subsidy with the cost of making it worseWell, I live in the largest city in my part of the state! It really
> for those who do live in higher density areas. And it isn't
> sustainable--indeed already the economy is feeling it and we haven't
> had the impact of Hubbert's peak or serious climate change from our
> activity . . . yet. And mostly because there IS a social cost to
> road fascism.
isn't big enough to have suburbs, so I guess that's not a good
example. So, let's take where I am working, which is in the
Washington, DC area. There are definitely a LOT of suburbs here. In
fact, I stay in one suburb (Chantilly, VA), and work in another
(Reston, VA). So what would you have us do? Every leave the suburb
towns and move to DC proper? That would be impossible! There's no
way there would be enough housing to hold all the people, never mind
the fact that many of the jobs are in the suburbs as well. You're
assuming that everybody commutes to the "big city" to work. That
isn't always the case.
>Yeah, you would eliminate a lot of driving. You would also eliminate
> BTW, if roads were tolled you could eliminate other taxes.
people's ability to get to their jobs, schools, etc.
>but do you honestly think it makes anyNo, of course it doesn't make sense to drive that way. No argument there.
> sense to drive a 4,000 pound SUV to return that 5 ounce video?
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