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August 24, 2010

Rather than a car, how about a health club membership?

fat_guy_on_a_scooter.jpgNow even driving causes obesity?

So, does that mean we should subsidize light rail boondoggles to help curtail obesity?

Thankfully, Peter Gordon asks that always knotty question: "At what cost?" After analyzing the data, he concludes:

"Cynics started doing the math many years ago and found that buying rail transit users a car would be far cheaper [than public subsidies of inefficient light rail systems]. But that would never fly with the smart set."

"So consider the 2010 update which suggests that buying them a bus pass plus health club membership is the way to go. The various "cash-strapped" governments would save money."

Posted by Tom at August 24, 2010 12:00 AM |


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