LA's Transit And Grocery Strikes? Yawn.
" 'Los Angeles is like the Internet millions of little pieces communicating with each other, and if one goes down you use another,' said Joel Kotkin, a senior research fellow at Pepperdine University who is writing a history of cities. "'It's not like an electrical grid. You can't knock it down.' ... There are a lot of reasons the strikes haven't slowed the city much. For one thing, the proportion of workers who commute via public transit is less than 5%, according to the 2000 Census."
Thanks to Chris Steins