Sunday, August 31, 2008

Follow "The Market"

Let's keep doing what we've been doing and expect different results.


Loren said...

That editorialist seemed to be claiming "When I like it, it's the free market, and when I don't like it, it's government intervention." Hasn't that guy ever heard of pro-suburban zoning and other development policies?

I'm reminded of Arlington waters down, passes accessory dwelling legalization .... Owners of houses would be allowed to turn parts of their houses into apartments for 1 or 2 people. But guess who opposed it? Some local Republicans, and they are the ones who are supposed to love the free market.

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Yeah i think its funny that loving the market seems to be selective.

njh said...

Who wants to live in a suburban house next to a freeway?
(And be forced to drive everywhere, and get fat)

"And instead of building new roads and freeways to meet population growth, supporters of Smart Growth want to invest mostly in mass transit even though most of us rely on our cars and freeways to get around."

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc; or putting the car before the house.

(or mental puts it:
The reason we are dependent on roads is because there is not adequate rail transport.

Therefore because we are dependent on roads, we should not invest in rail transport. )