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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 7:25 PM
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Originally Posted by WarrenC12 View Post

Adapt or fail, welcome to capitalism. Businesses are free to move out of Vancouver...
As was already pointed out, the establishment of the bike lanes are not the result of marketplace innovation, but government policy. Nor is the retort "Too bad, love it or leave it" a compelling argument that demonstrates any confidence in the intellectual merit of that policy. If the next city council votes to remove one or more of the bike lanes (as Toronto's new city council has just done) and justified its decision with "Too bad, love it or leave it", I suspect the more thoughtful advocates of bike lanes would not be too impressed.

Good policy is rational policy; and rational policy is the policy supported by the strongest intellectual argument.

Now, if you were suggesting that imposing high taxes on business is an example of the free market at work, well, that makes no sense either.

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