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  •  You are mixing together the individual ... (0+ / 0-)

    ... personal choice within the limits created by public policy and the individual choice to support reform of public policy.

    In order to protect what were originally established as sprawl suburbs from becoming slums in the face of repeated oil price shocks, we have to level the playing field and make it possible to provide the choice.

    But that's "we have to" in the sense that we have to organize and act politically to win the changes required to avert an entirely forseeable and preventable calamity ... not "we have to" in the sense that each and every one of us are bad people if we don't individually take trains/buses that are not there, or that do not go where/when we need to go somewhere.

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