The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

Informed but opinionated commentary and analysis on urban transportation topics from the Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal. Names have been omitted to protect the guilty.

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Thursday, June 03, 2004


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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity: and I'm not so sure about the universe. Einstein

From the Cabalmaster:

Continuing our review of the competit . . . er, other transit-oriented blogs:

Live, from the UK, is . . . “Transport Blog”!

. . . subtitled “For a free market in transport . . .”

. . . oh, no! Coneheads!

(hmmm . . . let’s try that again . . .)

. . . oh, no! Libertarians!

Much of the writing on this site is by British Libertarian Patrick Crozier:

“I believe that the world would be a better place if we privatized schools, hospitals and even the police.”

(We assume “even the police” is not limited to Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Gordon Summer (aka “Sting”) and others in their profession.)

Crozier, who describes his gainful employment as “working in computers,” is also a bit of a grump:

“Travel is crap. Whoever said it is better to travel than to arrive needs a good kicking. It takes time, it is tiring, you are subjected to people you don’t know, you are often cramped, it is uncertain, it is dangerous. And that goes for all modern forms of transport be it rail, air or road. It is an essential, if unpleasant feature of modern life so people will always find reasons to complain.”

(Sounds like the manifesto of a reclusive couch potato, doesn’t it?”)

We find much to criticize (and lampoon) about many aspects of Libertarian philosophy. However, we admit that much of what appears on this blog has a certain intellectual honesty and rigor that we so often find lacking in the rantings of U.S. adherents.

(But who in their right mind would describe PETER GORDON’S BLOG as a “Transport-Friendly Blog” ???)

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