(August 20, 2008)
In this interview with Lew Rockwell from the Lew Rockwell Show, we discussed the socialization of roads and highways. Roughly 40,000 people die on roads and highways per year, so this is serious problem. Nevertheless, all sorts of proximate causes are given: drunken driving, speeding, vehicle malfunction, etc., but none of these excuses deal with the ultimate cause, which is government mismanagement. Without competition and market prices, we’ll continue to incur the inefficiencies—especially that significant loss of human lives—from road socialism.
In the interview, I explain how roads could be privatized by mentioning a few problems which could be overcome. If you’re eager to learn more, please read my book, The Privatization of Roads and Highways (PDF or Amazon.com).10:32 pm on September 7, 2012 Email Walter E. Block