Media Panics Over Rail Terrorism; But Terrorists Overwhelming Prefer Motor Vehicles

Recently, the media has gotten its panties in a bunch over the threat to rail systems from terrorists, in knee-jerk reactions to what articles that the idiots at Al Qaeda propose. For example, A few days before fatal vehicle attacks in Spain, a branch of al-Qaeda called for even broader strikes on railroads across the U.S. and Europe. The threat is…

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“Libertarian” Academic Denies 100 Years of Govt. Policy Outcomes

Peter Gordon, PhD is a retired libertarian economist from the University of Southern California (USC) who has felt he is quite qualified to pontificate about urban development, the role of public transit, government planning, and similar topics. It seems apparent that Gordon’s libertarian, “free market” (sic) ideology drives his pontificating. For example, a recent claim from his blog (http://www.petergordonsblog.com/2017/08/anti-econ-101.html): How…

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The Gray Lady Gets It Wrong

The New York Times published an article titled China’s New Bridges: Rising High, but Buried in Debt (Chris Buckley) on 2017 June 10. This described the Chishi Bridge (赤石大桥, Chìshí dàqiáo), which crosses the Qingtou River, near Chishi Township, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China. (This location is not shown on “Google Maps.”) The New York Times article failed to note…

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