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Transport

Types of transport expenditure

  • Roads
  • Trains
  • Footpaths
  • Airports
  • Docks


Roads

  • Private roads are better and most cost effective
  • Private road owners have an incentive to maintain the road, the government just leaves them in decay
  • The government has no upside for doing a better job
  • The only reason for the government to run the roads is because you have never thought of the government not running the roads
  • If public roads turn out to be good, pepople will demand or expect the same level of service from public roads
  • Its not "privatising roads", its "road pricing".
  • Private roads not state roads led to the invention of Tarmac - 

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