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In reading a bit about urban growth and congestion from drivers I’ve come across an argument made by the planocracy against the expansion of roads.

The argument?

That it makes little sense to build more roads because of the “problem” of induced demand. In other words, only in the mind of a planner is it a problem when more people get to take advantage of valuable resources. Even if building roads does not end up reducing congestion … it sure does help more people use roads at all. But now that is a bad thing.

Let’s apply that to some other ideas of the planocracy: there is no reason to expand ObamaCare because people might actually use it. There is no reason to declare an area a National Park because people might actually visit. Oh the fun games we could play!

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