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America's Autos On Welfare in 2010: A Summary of Subsidies

Some of these subsidies are paid by the poor thru pollution related illnesses, thru walking and biking crash risks, thru transit made infrequent by low ridership and slowed by congestion and thru higher taxes. Some of these subsidies, or externalities as the economists call them, are suffered by motorists who are delayed by the very congestion they cause, and thru crashes and ill health, and higher taxes; but these costs are not levied in a way to fund convenient alternatives or to encourage or incentivize them to avoid driving. Most motorists haven't a clue to the level of subsidies to driving.

· Factsheet here.

 


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