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In Norway, and as far as I know the other Scandinavian countries as well, all the main roads are owned by the state.  So I do not concur when you say Take that, you European faux-socialists with your private highways!, but I'll give you that in many countries in Europe, including Norway the conservatives and the libertarians are working hard to convince the public of the superiority of private ownership over public ownership in most state driven sectors.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Wed Jan 18th, 2006 at 08:38:31 PM EST
All the main roads are owned by the public sector: State, regional municipality or communal municipality.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Wed Jan 18th, 2006 at 09:22:55 PM EST
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And that's how it should be; but "mainstream" political parties all over europe are currently undergoing a crazy race back to feudalism... at the times of Charlemagne, one had to pay different "rotaticus" rates depending on the landowner's will, and the "King" could do nothing about it.
by toyg (g.lacava@gmail.com) on Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 07:33:43 AM EST
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Yup, the "aristocracy" and the "oligarchs" of capitalism seem to manoeuvre themselves in to the driver's seat and all we can do in the end is to pay our "taxes" to the new feudal lords.  

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 09:59:25 AM EST
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