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For Whom the Road Rolls (Me or Thee?)

Original post date: September 05, 2012
Article by: Sam Staley

A catchy little tune is making its way around the Internet, lambasting the tolls levied by… 344 more words

Transportation

Private Toll Road Set To Make Profit (local council stamps on hat)

Remember that chap in the UK, Mike Watts, who built a bypass (using his house as collateral) to allow motorists to avoid the closed section of the A431 road between Bath and Bristol? 581 more words

Society

Property or Travel?

Ideologies are cobbled together. They come from compromises. When it comes time to prescribe for the real world, ideologies rely on observations that are drawn from history, which is doubtful, open to interpretation, and inductive. 1,501 more words

Essays

Road Safety on Privately Owned Roads

In this post, I’m going to discuss how private roads can be made safe for drivers, motorcyclists, and other road users. First of all, when I say ‘road safety’ here, I mean the use of rules to determine how someone travelling on a road should use it to avoid as much danger as is possible. 417 more words

Maybe the best case for private roads yet: No more Justin Bieber

You’re against the privatization of roads?  You must love Justin Bieber!

Yes, that is a false dichotomy, but it is nice to turn that fallacy around on the road socialists to poke a little fun at their many appeals to it. 571 more words

Economics

What if the road owner doesn't give you access to the roads? The revisited Chris Christie Edition

I’m sorry, but I’m smiling about this Chris Christie “Bridgegate” scandal. I’m smiling because one of the most loved reasons to reject private ownership of roads is the chance that an owner may not give you access to his road for some reason, maybe because he doesn’t like you. 84 more words

Government

What if the owners of roads decide they don’t want anyone to use them?

If you’ve truly accepted the principles of libertarianism, you’re interested in privatizing everything.  In your conversations with people about privatization, you’ll inevitably end up talking about everyone’s favorite topic—roads.  329 more words

Economics