Monday, March 17, 2008
Capital likes to talk about about how they can solve problems but we know what they mean is that they can take advantage of a situation and make money. A case in point, the absolute disaster that is transportation in the United States. We certainly can get around fairly quickly except at rush hour when we actually need to get places quickly, except at Christmas time when time is most important. The cost of this system is mind boggling. Even capitalists know that it is slowing the accumulation of capital. But like our health care "system" certain interests that make huge profits can block the greater good.
Here's a decent article on the crisis in transport in the US.
We know how to change it but our political system makes it almost impossible.