Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Externalities are costs incurred by for-profit firms that are not accounted for

A new report shows that Dublin is the 17th most congested city in the world, with motorists spending an average of eight days and 21 hours sitting in peak traffic a year.

How much would you charge your employer for 8 days and 21 hours of your time? This is what we are giving free to the oil-auto-and-sprawl for-profit industries.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Roads do not pay for themselves

Highways do not—and, except for brief periods in our nation’s history—never have paid for themselves through the taxes that highway advocates label “user fees.” Yet highway advocates continue to suggest they do in an attempt to secure preferential access to scarce public resources and to shape how those resources are spent.