Comment 99288

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 28, 2014 at 09:25:27 in reply to Comment 99285

There are some principled fiscal conservatives who understand urban economics and support following the evidence when it comes to policy decisions on how to invest in, and pay for, civic infrastructure.

However, Justin's argument stands: most people who call themselves "fiscal conservatives" have a pervasive blind spot when it comes to roads and automobile infrastructure. Examples of that blind spot are in evidence all over the commentary on this article.

For the most part, the people who identify most strongly as "taxpayers" and make the most noise about "big government" and wasteful, inefficient public spending are also the most rabid about defending and perpetuating our massively wasteful and inefficient transportation system.

The challenge in this article is directed to those people, not to you.

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