Monday, October 15, 2007

Reason T.V.

Looks like Reason magazine has started using Youtube. Here's one of their first shows starring Drew Carey, a libertarian:

5 Comments:

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Chas said...

Problem is, no one wants to give up their personal vehicles and use reason for using public transit, or even share rides.

You can see it here locally. Until it is forced on the people, it will never happen. Vehicle congestion and traffic accidents will be here.

Idea of provately owned express ways would be great, as long as it was not so costly to construct. But even here, they would be abused, you think?

 
At 7:13 AM, Blogger Carol said...

I don't believe that privatization of the roads is a great idea, Fred. We need to get back to promoting carpools, ride sharing, reducing speed to 55 to save gas, and try and live closer to where one works. I am sure glad I don't have to live in LA.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger kaivalya said...

I like reason.

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Carol wrote, "I don't believe that privatization of the roads is a great idea...".

I might well agree with you, Carol. However, if it works, what's the problem?

Some of the examples Carey gives of private roads and tunnels were paid for with private dollars and seem to work. Not sure about that toll road in Los Angeles he refers to, though.

While Carey argues it seems to run more efficiently that the government freeway next to it, that's probably only because few people want to pay the extra money to use it so it's less congested.

If all the people on the free freeway decided to pay the big bucks and use the toll road, I'm sure that road would be just as congested as the freeway.

It seems to be a two tiered system where, if you can afford it, you can use the fast lane. If not, you're stuck in the slow lane and, if everybody could afford the fast lane, the fast lane wouldn't be fast anymore.

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Carol said...

I think Drew Carey might be just kidding around. He is a comedian after all.

 

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