- Hardcover: 381 pages
- Publisher: Edwin Mellen; 1st edition (May 30, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0773458417
- ISBN-13: 978-0773458413
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,186,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Privatization of Roads and Highways: Human and Economic Factors 1st Edition
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-the cloth used for the hardcover on this new book (2006) already looks old and weather-beaten
-my copy literally had a curved spine with the cloth improperly attached (immediately visible to any bibliophile or even non-bibliophile)
-the images on the front and back cover are distorted/pixelated
-the images on the front of the book look to be taken from an early-nineties clip art collection
-the actual innards of the book are of low-quality paper
-the MS Word-esque layout and formatting of the text reminds one of early print-on-demand books, with text that is too small and with too much spacing
This book is chock-full of amazing, fascinating content, but brace yourself for disappointment at the shoddy job by the printer/bindery on this book that is going for over $100 as I write this. I recommend this book to those interested in the subject matter, but others may want to spend their time praying for a second edition whose binding quality matches the quality of the content within.
Taking control of our roadways removes so many monetary obstacles thrown in our way but bureaucrats haggling over what fund they can rob to pay Paul or themselves. There are many good and functional ideas presented in this book to take back our roadways and make them safer, more economical and useful in the future.
Read this book and you will understand what I am saying.
operations were not considered a problem." He uses this quote to attribute the death toll on highways as the fault of the government's mismanagement, which is a huge cost to us. The real point of the quote, however, seems to be simply that safety isn't really a concern when there aren't many cars on the road, not that the government doesn't care about safety in designing roads. I don't really buy the argument that the cause of highway accidents is bad government management. The author of the Preface also states that "If private road builders let potholes remain, get reputations for high accident rates, or do repairs during rush hour, they have to deal with complaints and with people choosing other roads." This is true enough on face value, but what other roads will drivers choose? Will the market solution give us several parallel tollways to choose from? Will the tollway that doesn't survive become a long, narrow parking lot? Is the market place really capable of giving us an overall viable solution for highway transportation that is efficient and effective? Perhaps the concept is most valuable on a limited basis.