Since I’m a liberal, it’s probably no surprise that I’m not a fan of the John Locke Foundation (it’s NC’s version of The Heritage Foundation, or a group of right-wing free-market fundamentalists posing as “moderate-centrist-libertarians”). Their blog, Locker Room provides a perfect example of why with this post that compares American (and possibly*
specifically Charlotte’s) light rail with over-populated Asia’s mass transit rail (with complimentary YouTube video).
Clearly, it takes a lot of thoughtful analysis to make that comparison, since Charlotte’s population (630,000-ish) is the fraction of most any major Asian city.
False comparisons: That’s all the right-wing free-market fundamentalists are capable of making these days. So sad, since I used to respect one.
*Edited to not unfairly attribute an intention upon the
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