The huge price tag for light-rail projects like Sound Transit’s Prop. 1 makes it hard even for transit supporters to make the case for backing the measure.
But the job is much easier if you study Seattle economist Jon Talton’s “myth-buster” arguments for the measure, highlighted on the Crosscut Web site. Recommended reading.
Talton, a Seattle economist, has his own blog, Rogue Columnist, that is unabashedly liberal but nonetheless trains a critical eye on some of the stuff that pops up in today’s politics.
For instance, he examines the McCain-Palin charge that Barack Obama is a closet socialist by explaining what socialism really is. Good stuff. And here’s a good line:
In America, you could probably fit all the true socialists into a mid-sized tavern or faculty lounge.