Suburban sprawl is an enemy of the Left and progressives should support efforts to discourage it, including tolls. In opposing tolls on Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, a number of leftists cite political strategy. They argue the tolls will elicit a rightist populist backlash and alienate potential supporters. On Facebook John Bell complained,... Continue Reading →
Auto industry requires massive public subsidies to survive
When are capitalists in favour of public ownership? When it earns them a profit. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than when looking at car companies. As auto interests have pocketed stupendous profits over the past century they've also pushed to socialize huge amounts of urban land. While this may contradict textbook economics, capitalists... Continue Reading →
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