Intellectual Freedom at Work

I can’t help but note the irony, and admire the freedom of discourse, that Randall O’Toole will appear at Powell’s on Friday to promote his book that criticizes urban transit lines.

From the publisher’s comments:

As a result, the automobile which is accessible to almost every family in the nation and provides unparalleled access to better housing, low-cost consumer goods, a choice-driven affordable life, and freedom — is being deliberately forced off the transportation grid by the expensive “solution” of little-used high-speed trains and urban transit lines.

Of course, the eponymous owner of this venue is Michael Powell, chair of the board of Portland Streetcar, Inc.

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