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thiskillstheredditor t1_jb11mfr wrote

Fine bad example. The FDA, building inspectors, EPA, food safety people who inspect restaurants, etc. This libertarian notion that people should all pay for services a la carte as they use them is a fantasy.

The trains in most cities are used by a minority of people, but in Manhattan it’s the vast majority.


BATMAN_UTILITY_BELT t1_jb145oj wrote

Those are completely different still. Those are services that apply to all people.

Train use is something that varies from person to person. While almost everyone in Manhattan uses them, the frequency of use varies from person to person. Therefore, there needs to be a cost associated with frequency.

Not only should people pay, the amount they pay should be based on the location they are traveling to. This is how all major cities in Europe such as London do it. You pay for what you use and the amount you pay depends on where you go. And they have far better public transportation services than the MTA.