Sell the roads! (was: The Tragedy of Garrett Hardin)
jm at jmason.org
Sat Oct 25 21:00:59 PDT 2003
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R. A. Hettinga writes:
>At 9:48 PM +0000 10/25/03, Russell Turpin wrote:
>>A politically feasible first step
>I figure we need bearer-settled cash, but I'm supposed to say that. :-).
>The car just pays each corner it passes some cash, or maybe each abutter.
>Traffic goes up, the road charges more, traffic gets re-routed, or a new
>road gets built.
Yes -- and car-ownership taxes are abolished. Assuming public transport
works out cheaper, this encourages public transport use for daily commutes
etc., thereby reducing traffic and emissions.
This has been mooted in Europe, but the driving-for-a-living lobby
(truckers etc.) are not keen at all.
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