The Fake "War on Cars"
Sarah was inspired to the topic by frequent Planetizen contributor Todd Litman, who recently released a paper called "The First Casualty of a Non-Existent War: Evaluating Claims of Unjustified Restrictions on Automobile Use, and a Critique of 'Washington's War On Cars And The Suburbs.'"
"Critics are wrong to claim that raising road tolls, parking fees or fuel taxes is unfair. Does charging admission at movie theatres constitute a "war on film viewers"? Does charging for bread constitute a "war on eaters?""
The truth, writes Goodyear, is that "advocates instead want policies that give more people more choice..."