[Marxism] High Speed Rail
sartesian at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 13 08:21:02 MDT 2009
The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) has
released a report that examines the extent to which large-scale financial
investment in high-speed railways is a cost-effective way to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions. The report is written in Swedish with an English
You can access the report:
The summary states:
1. Investments of this type made in this fashion are not socially
cost-effective [something with which I agree].
2. The investments are not cost-effective instruments of climate control
[something else with which I agree].
While "cost-effectiveness" is not the measure of utility, nevertheless it
can give us some idea about the ability of a particular project to satisfy a
perceived need .
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