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FBI’s Newest Prerogative Shooting Subway Passengers

American Institute for Economic Research, December 21, 2020 FBI’s Newest Prerogative: Shooting Subway Passengers by James Bovard Was the torrent of media editorials and exposes denouncing police violence earlier this year all a sham? Thirty-six years ago, Bernie Goetz pulled a pistol and shot four youths who were shaking him down on the New York […]

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What the ‘Dumpster Fire’ D.C. Metro Says About Federal Bureaucracy

The American Conservative What the ‘Dumpster Fire’ D.C. Metro Says About Federal Bureaucracy City council just voted to impose a 500 percent tax hike on Uber and Lyft. Really? By James Bovard • July 10, 2018 The Washington D.C. Metro.(Credit: Thomas Hawk/Flickr/Creative Commons The District of Columbia Council voted in June to impose a tax […]

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Washington Subway: Metro’s Fiery 40th Birthday Party

  One benefit of the recent subway shutdown in Washington is that the system did not kill anybody that day.  The New York Times recently noted how Metro’s construction 40 years ago was part of a “grand vision of American liberalism.”  But the system only cares about paying its own employees and bureaucrats – to […]

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D.C. Metro Subway Screws Customers, Clamors for Subsidies

“Metro, citing drop in subway ridership, urges Congress to boost transit benefit” reads the Washington Post headline.  The DC subway system has been screwing riders almost every chance possible in recent years – especially with endless weekend planned slowdowns for “track maintenance.”  The weekend work crews (probably receiving double or triple overtime) and they are […]

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