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American mass transit is dying

Three of the four largest systems in the country have been crippled this winter — and the worst is yet to come American mass transit is dying This is a preventable catastrophe.

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Yglesias on suburbanization

Fundamentally, I think Fannie and Freddie as they existed pre-crisis represented a bad implementation of the bad idea that government policy should promote the construction of large single-family owner-occupied housing. But the concept of pro-suburbanization industrial policy seems very broadly supported in American politics. From Yglesias » The Pricey Bailout Good point. Much of this […]

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Off-Peak Discounts May Be Part of M.T.A. Fare Increase

Under this proposal, a person who buys a pay-per-ride MetroCard would be charged $2 to ride the subway or bus during the morning and evening peak periods. Travel during off-peak periods, including midday, would cost $1.50. Off-Peak Discounts May Be Part of M.T.A. Fare Increase – City Room – Metro – New York Times Blog […]

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if irony could kill

Last week I overheard someone on the Subway talking about music with someone I assume was a friend. This guy was wearing a Ramones shirt. The one with the the names of the band members wrapped around what looks like the Seal of the United States. Some the guy wearing the Ramones shirt is complaining […]