When social engineering becomes unsustainable

Robert Magee
Robert Magee. Courtesy photo
It is a time unlike any other in our nation’s history, but Americans have always found a way to rise to the occasion and meet any challenge head on. The COVID-19 virus will not defeat this great nation. However, after this crisis has passed, it should give us pause to reevaluate some of the policies we have put in place under the guise of being a progressive nation.Here in California, the progressive movement has been all the rage for decades as we worked to build carpool lanes instead of simply adding more general-purpose or regular lanes to our freeway systems. We even pushed electric cars into these lanes as an incentive to “do the right thing.” Or, we have punished you into paying a toll if you wanted to avoid traffic. Currently, almost no one is on the freeways, and toll lan
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