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Michael L. Anderson is Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (mlanderson@berkeley.edu).

Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns

Michael L. Anderson

Public transit receives a large share of transportation funds but accounts for only 1 percent of passenger miles traveled nationwide. Nevertheless, public transit subsidies remain popular in many areas. For example, in 2008, 67 percent of Los Angeles County voters approved a half-cent sales tax to raise $26 billion for transit over 30 years.

2017-07-06T17:47:03+00:00Categories: ACCESS 51, Spring 2017|Tags: , |

Pounds that Kill

Michael L. Anderson and Maximilian Auffhammer

Buying a car can be a stressful process, requiring choices based on quality, fit, and cost. When making this choice, we focus mainly on our own well-being and often ignore the negative effects our purchases may have on others. This illustrates the problem of externalities—public costs and benefits not reflected in the cost of a private choice.

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