Congestion and Road Pricing

The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1980

32 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2011

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Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July 21, 2011

Abstract

Traffic congestion is one of the most stultifying, annoying and petty occurrences known to mankind. Vehicles which are capable of safely covering 150 miles per hour under specialized conditions, and 55 miles per hour under normal conditions, are limited to crawling along, bumper-to-bumper, at perhaps 5 miles per hour.

Congestion is a danger to motorists. Apart from the direct psychological buffeting, frayed tempers undoubtedly create traffic accidents. The vehicle, too, deteriorates at a faster rate than otherwise, and overheated engines, cooling systems, interior hoses, etc., are the cause of yet additional highway injury and death.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Congestion and Road Pricing (July 21, 2011). The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1980. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892417

Walter E. Block (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

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