I’m sorry, but I’m smiling about this Chris Christie “Bridgegate” scandal. I’m smiling because one of the most loved reasons to reject private ownership of roads is the chance that an owner may not give you access to his road for some reason, maybe because he doesn’t like you.
Well, this is what people are accusing the government of doing. And even though it hasn’t been proven that the lanes of this road were closed for political reasons, people seem very willing to believe that it was.
So if you believe that the government would close a road because they don’t like someone, how can you use that as an argument against private roads?
And I have to say it: without government, who would block access to the roads?