Monthly Archives: July 2017

Why History Matters on the Trains: Governments want you to forget about their train disasters

History is critically important in why people suffer when they ride the subways in New York or Amtrak almost anywhere. Their daily frustrations trigger questions. Why is Penn Station falling apart along with Amtrak, New York City commuter railroads and the New York City subways? It is owing to the triumph of a subtle kind…

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Is Renewal Rip-off (RR) Coming for You?: Some card companies enable vendors to keep reaching into your pockets forever. How to stop the rip-off

Someone offers you a publication or some kind of service at a dirt cheap six months or one year introductory rate. You’ve always wanted the publication so you are delighted to obtain it. You give the vendor your credit card number. You have no idea of it at the time, but soon you’ll be receiving…

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The Never-Ending Woes of State Enterprise: The historic failures of governments running transportation businesses

Why is Penn Station falling apart along with Amtrak, New York City commuter railroads and the New York City subways? It is because the public utility concept of running enterprises—the idea that certain enterprises shouldn’t be privately owned because all the people who run them care about is profits—is taking over more and more parts…

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