Tuesday, 28 July 2020

"Nobody forces anyone to use scarce space in their house to install a 2nd bathroom...; forcing people to put in a parking spot they do not want or need is similarly intrusive, costly, and pointless." #QotD


"Nobody forces anyone to use scarce space in their house to install a second bathroom if their family doesn’t need one; forcing people to put in a parking spot they do not want or need is similarly intrusive, costly, and pointless."
        ~ Eric Crampton, from his op-ed 'There's no such thing as a free carpark'
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2 comments:

  1. But it's not a great comparison. If there's insufficient carparks on your property, you park on the street. That has an impact on 3rd parties, such as there being no room outside your house for visitors, customers unable to park outside businesses, and on narrower streets limitations on traffic flow. If you have to wait to use a bathroom, most wouldn't resort to doing your business on the street.

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    1. Except that they do. See India, San Francisco, and some cities in South America. San Francisco is a particularly relevant example given your comment (India is more of a cultural thing, and an example of why not all cultural differences should be respected).

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