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Interesting read. Most of this article covers ways in which regulations and our tax dollars pay to incentivize and reward private car ownership.

In the U.S, (if you don't live in somewhere like NYC), you are really screwed if you don't have your own car. Recently, as I drove across a local bridge, I was thinking they should re-name it "Poor People's Bridge" because I see more and more people who are obviously poor and/or mentally ill walking across the bridge to get to and from a supermarket. Those poor fuckers. How do they ever get enough money to buy a car, register it and insure it? You need halfway decent income for that - but to get that income you need to get to and from a job - and for that you need a car. That is a rough situation.