Crazy Libertarian Talk

Consider how many people are calling themselves libertarians while supporting the Iraq war, the Patriot Act, and often the full agenda of the GOP, it is good to see some  “crazy libertarian talk” such as this. Jason Kuznicki attacks traffic lights.

Actually this isn’t all that crazy, and not necessarily even a libertarian argument as opposed to a question of the best way for the government to handle traffic. He points to this article from 2006 showing that roundabouts are safer and handle traffic better than traffic lights. This is not the only source arguing this, and many cities are turning more to roundabouts. I’ve personally noted them from coast to coast (in Michigan that is, from suburban Detroit to Muskegon on the coast of Lake Michigan). He also notes some government action regarding traffic which is counterproductive.

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    Fritz says:

    There have been a number of articles in the last few years about towns in Germany and the Netherlands that removed all lights and stop signs and traffic flowed better and faster and with fewer pedestrian accidents.

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    Christoher Skyi says:

    A bit off-topic, but this is making the rounds on conservative blogs and it should also be seen by liberals. Libertarian’s are outsides, but it does give them a unique and sometimes, more objective (or at least “bird’s eye”) view.  Check this out: it’s funny– but true:
    Liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans may disagree on all kinds of things, but based on the way they govern, they’ve reached a consensus that the Bill of Rights is just way too long.”

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