Maybe buses should be free

Read the full post from The Economist.

After riding a tram in Strasbourg, Matt Yglesias, a blogger with Slatehas decided that proof-of-payment fare-collection systems—in which fares are enforced by inspectors who levy steep fines when they catch you without a proper ticket—are better than pay-per-ride systems for public transport. But there’s a more radical proposal that could work even better: making public transport free.

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