Friday, May 15, 2009

U.S. autosprawl chickens coming home to roost

One year of GM Stock (from Google Finance)

Auto companies in bankruptcy, soldiers bogged down in hopeless energy wars, unsustainable homes in foreclosure -- the U.S. policy of "build roads, drop bombs" is coming home.

It is intuitive that the autosprawl system is wasteful. The best way to cut that waste is to make public transit fare-free. Fares simply are a restraint-of-trade tariff which hurts all business in order to subsidize the auto/fossil-fuel/sprawl industry.