People who go on and on about the free market -- and I'm largely with them -- all of a sudden became flaming communists when it came to parking. We could not have enough, we could not charge for it and it was largely the government's role to provide it, or at least have pages of regulations to require it. The entire concept of a price mechanism was suspended when it came to parking.Go read and understand all the ways in which parking becomes more expensive once the Wise Experts decree it should be free.
WHY SHOULD ROAD SOCIALISM BE ANY DIFFERENT?
With the day after Thanksgiving sales coming, and the parking lot rage and rumbles at Wal-Mart to follow, here's Charles Marohn, explaining that engineering standards for commercial zoning attempt to optimize parking for extreme conditions -- that Christmas rush -- rather than for something more like normal conditions. And the rent-seeking that goes with it illustrates neatly the way rent-seeking can be packaged in high sounding rhetoric.