[LMB] OT: Cars, independence, and haut bubble

Katherine (Kathy) Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Fri Sep 3 21:00:19 BST 2021

On Sep 3, 2021, at 1:31 PM, alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca wrote:
> The problem is that it's been removed as not being profitable enough in the last few decades.

This. Where public transportation/the postal service/other amenities? are thought of as a _service_, something that governments ought to provide for people, and probably supported by taxes, they work well (as public transportation did in the UK when I lived there in the ‘70s).  But many of these amenities are ill-suited to supporting themselves as private businesses, so once they are privatized or starved of necessary funding, they become less and less useful, and use declines, further undercutting their funding.


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