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The automobile completely destroyed the passenger rail industry in the US. Had the rail industry survived in any serviceable form we would likely be subsidizing them to the same degree as the airlines today, as the rail industry would have had lobbyists with long, deep ties to various politicians of the sort that the airline, auto, and telecom industries have.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Wed Nov 29th, 2006 at 01:35:27 PM EST
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