Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
We distribute computer information so a single crash isn’t devastating. We distribute warehouses so deliveries are quicker. We distribute police officers so criminals don’t have a safe space to operate. Distributed transportation – everybody having their own car and good roads to drive it on – are what built America into the world leader in mobility and prosperity.
Urban planners insist we should move to cities, live densely in converted warehouses, ride trains. That’s essential to save the planet. The plan assumes the trains will run. What if they don’t? Then everybody is stuck, captive, held hostage to the demands of the train crews.
I vaguely recall America having this sort of trouble, years ago, employees essential to the national transportation system went on strike threatening to cripple the nation. Seems to me Ronaldus Magnus handled that problem swiftly and decisively. Might be worth looking into, Ms. May.
In the world of the utopian left, nothing ever actually goes wrong.