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Buses are about redistribution, productivity and a greener future

Labour’s policy for buses is a key part of reversing the impact of neoliberalism on transport since the 1980s. It is redistributive: it helps those who cannot afford to drive to work. Nearly half of all bus journeys are takenby those who have no car, and two thirds of those who travel on buses have an annual income below £25,000 per annum. But it is also a brave policy. By far the most popular modeof transport is by car (or van), and the policy will be portrayed by opponents as putting road...

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Urban v. Rural Employment in ND

I am getting into the weeds a bit for this post. I hear more questions regarding an urban-rural split in the state, and it is not always easy to parse this out. For one thing, the definitions of rural and urban are not universally decided and are relative to some degree. I am originally from Chicago, so no city in North Dakota appears urban to me.  As a result I will need to define some terms in order to advance the analysis. One way to address this is to finesse the issue by avoiding...

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